Role of laryngeal mask airway in interventional bronchoscopy procedures for upper tracheal stenosis: case series.
Mahsa Sadat Hosseini
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Bronchoscopic interventional procedures are novel means of treating airway lesions which are less invasive and well tolerated for patients with endo-luminal lesions, but managing the airway and oxygenating the patient in a field that is shared by both anesthesiologist and bronchoscopist is a major concern. Also in cases with subglottic and upper tracheal stenotic lesions an airway device placed inside the lumen interferes with the procedure and occasionally bears the hazard of ignition. Therefore, an airway device placing above the glottis with effective oxygenation is required. Laryngeal mask airway is a supra-glottic device which facilitates assisted or spontaneous positive pressure ventilation.