The cuffed oropharyngeal airway as an aid to fibreoptic intubation

D. W. Pigott, N. H. Kay, Robert S Greenberg

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Abstract

The cuffed oropharyngeal airway is a new disposable airway based on the Guedel oral airway. It has an asymmetrical cuff which provides a seal as well as lifting the base of the tongue forwards, and a 15-mm connector allowing attachment to an anaesthetic breathing system. The device does not extend beyond the vallecula, so that the laryngeal inlet can be visualised with a fibreoptic laryngoscope passed between the cuff of the device and the pharyngeal wall. The advantage is that ventilation is maintained throughout the intubating sequence. We describe its use in a patient with oropharyngeal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)480-483
Number of pages4
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Intubation
Laryngoscopes
Equipment and Supplies
Tongue
Ventilation
Anesthetics
Respiration
Carcinoma

Keywords

  • Equipment; airway, bronchoscope, fibreoptic
  • Intubation, tracheal; technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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The cuffed oropharyngeal airway as an aid to fibreoptic intubation. / Pigott, D. W.; Kay, N. H.; Greenberg, Robert S.

In: Anaesthesia, Vol. 53, No. 5, 1998, p. 480-483.

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Pigott, D. W. ; Kay, N. H. ; Greenberg, Robert S. / The cuffed oropharyngeal airway as an aid to fibreoptic intubation. In: Anaesthesia. 1998 ; Vol. 53, No. 5. pp. 480-483.
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