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Laryngeal Mask Airway Prevented Pulmonary Aspiration in an Obese Patient with Massive Gastric Regurgitation

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Author(s): Sina Ghaffaripour | Saman Asadi | Hilda Mahmoudi | Pegah Katibeh

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 11;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: LMA | Obese | Gastric Regurgitation | Aspiration

ABSTRACT
Laryngeal Mask Airway is used for airway management in anaesthesia and in emergency medicine. Aspiration of gastric contents with LMA occurs in 2 per 10000 patients. It is almost similar to tracheal intubation in elective patients with the incidence of 1.25 per 10000 patients
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