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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1999 Feb;36(2):345-348. Korean. Case Report.
Yang HS , Ahn HW , Choi Y .
Department of Anesthesiology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, 138-040 Korea.
Abstract

The incidence of difficult laryngoscopy or intubation varies from 1.5% to 13%, and failed intubation has been identified as one of the anesthesia-related causes of death or permanent brain damage. The Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (ILMA) is a new modified laryngeal mask with the capability for guided tracheal intubation while maintaining ventilation. The ILMA was designed by Brain to improve blind endotracheal intubation through a laryngeal mask. We report the successful use of this device in two patients with difficult airway during induction of general anesthesia.

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