The use of a laryngeal mask airway for emergent airway management in a prone child

R. Scott Dingeman, Liliana C. Goumnerova, Susan M. Goobie

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Abstract

A 5-yr-old girl with Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Type 1, was accidentally tracheally extubated while positioned prone in a Mayfield neurosurgical headrest during a decompressive craniectomy and cervical laminectomy. While preparations were being made to return the patient to the supine position for reintubation, we placed a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) without difficulty. The child was kept in the prone position with the LMA in place using positive-pressure ventilation for the remainder of the operation. This case report emphasizes the practical, emergent use of a LMA to secure the airway of a pediatric patient in the prone position after accidental extubation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-671
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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