Use of the laryngeal mask airway in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Jeffrey Bennett, Anthony Petito, Shaul Zandsberg

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Abstract

Purpose: General anesthesia for the nonintubated oral and maxillofacial surgical patient presents unique anesthetic conditions. The primary concern is the maintenance of an unobstructed airway and protection against aspiration, while minimizing both interference and interruption of the surgical procedure. The laryngeal mask airway is an alternative to the nasal hood for such airway management. The purpose of this article is to inform the oral and maxillofacial surgeon of the clinical relevant information pertaining to the use of the laryngeal mask airway in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Experience with clinical use is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1346-1351
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume54
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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