A female infant (4 months-old) with Goldenhar syndrome was scheduled for cheiloplasty to treat a transverse facial cleft and congenital macrostomia. There was no past history of difficulty during feeding or airway obstruction. Following induction of anesthesia using an inhalational anesthetic technique, conventional oro-tracheal intubation was possible. However, following extubation of the endotracheal tube she developed an upper airway obstruction. Her lungs could not be ventilated using a facial mask and oxygen saturation was decreased. A #1 laryngeal mask airway (LMA) was inserted immediately, which allowed us to ventilate her lungs and restore the oxygen saturation. Here we describe the use of a LMA for emergency airway management in an infant.