Flexible Laryngeal Mask with Pharyngeal Suction for Nasal Surgery

Publication date: Available online 10 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Gary X. Zhou, William Rosenblatt, Sonya E. Zhou, Feng Dai, Paul M. HeerdtAbstractMethodPeri-operative data of 71 healthy patients who underwent nasal surgery using flexible laryngeal mask attached with two pharyngeal suction catheters were retrospectively analyzed to examine the evidence of glottic contamination and to assess the relationship between postoperative sore throat and the pharyngeal suction.ResultsNo patient experienced hypoxemia or laryngospasm during the surgery and emergence. Visually, examination showed no evidence of blood contamination on the laryngeal surface of the laryngeal mask. The amount of blood evacuated from the pharynx through the attached catheters correlated with the amount of estimated blood loss and the duration of surgery (rho=0.82 and 0.51, respectively; P
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