Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Comparison of efficacy of the Laryngeal tube with the Laryngeal mask airway in securing the upper airway


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Author Details: Khaja Ali Hassan, Ahsan Mustafa

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 115

Article End Page : 120


Abstract

Introduction: The descriptive study is to compare this new device, the Laryngeal tube airway with the Laryngeal mask airway in securing the upper airway during short surgical procedures under general anesthesia.
Methodology: After obtaining Institutional approval and written informed consent from all patients, 60 patients ASA I/II, aged 20-50 in this study. They were randomly classified into two groups, Group I (LT) and Group II (LMA).
Results: The first attempt success rate in securing the airway with LT was 80.0% and the success rate with LMA was 86.6%. The time taken for securing the airway with LT was 37.76 + 5.27 and with LMA was 29.26 + 4.22 sec.
Conclusion: Laryngeal tube is superior to LMA in providing a better airway seal.

Keywords:
Laryngeal mask airway, Laryngeal tube airway, Complications