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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

A prospective observational study of I-gel supraglottic airway in short gynaecological laparoscopic surgeries

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Author Details: Savita Choudhary, Alka Kewalramani (Chhabra), Pooja Gandhi

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 103

Article End Page : 105


Background: Increase use of laryngeal masks like I-gel in recent years is growing because of its single use, non-inflatable and other advantages.
Methods: This prospective observational study was conducted in female patients who came for laparoscopic surgeries in IVF unit of a tertiary care teaching institute during study period of 6 months in whom I-gel supraglottic airway device was used. Age, weight, type of surgery, I-gel size, number of insertion attempts ease of insertion, oropharyngeal leak pressure were recored. Any complications occurring during insertion and adverse events in post-operative period were noted.
Results: A total of sixty women were included with in a study period of six month. Mean age of the patients were 30.55 years. Duration of anaesthesia ranged from 25 to 50 min. Most of the surgeries (60%) were performed as diagnostic laparoscopy. The overall insertion success rate was 96.67%. Size 3 was used comfortably in every case and it was judged as easy in every case. Mean insertion time of I-gel was 6.5 seconds (range 4-8 seconds). Oropharyngeal leak pressure was 26 cm of water (range 23-40). No complication or adverse event was noted during peri and post-operative period.
Conclusion: I-gel is a simple, reliable, fast, effective and easy to use supraglottic airway device with high leak pressure and without significant complications in patients requiring shorter duration surgery like gynaecological laparoscopic surgeries.

Laryngeal masks, Supraglottic airway device, I-gel, Laparoscopy, Oropharyngeal leak pressure