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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2013 Jul;65(1):61-65. English. Case Report.
Kim YL , Seo DM , Shim KS , Kim EJ , Lee JH , Lee SG , Ban JS .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. jamais_vu@naver.com
Abstract

The I-gel(TM) is a single-use supraglottic airway device introduced in 2007 which features a non-inflatable cuff and allows passage of a tracheal tube owing to its large diameter and short length of the airway tube. In this case, the authors experienced a difficult airway management on a 4-year-old boy with underlying Goldenhar syndrome who underwent a tonsillectomy. Intubation using a laryngoscope was unsuccessful at the first attempt. In the following attempt, we used the I-gel(TM) supraglottic airway for ventilation and were able to achieve successful intubation with a cuffed tube by using fiberoptic bronchoscope through the I-gel(TM) supraglottic airway. The authors suggest that I-gel(TM) is a useful device for ventilation and it has many advantages for tracheal intubation in pediatric patients with difficult airway.

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