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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg S Vol: 3 Issue: 0

Is Laryngeal Mask Airway a Safe Alternative to Endotracheal Tube in Prone Position? A Comparative Evaluation in Anesthesia for Spine Surgery

Vijay Kumar1*, Amandeep Singh Cheema2, Lalitha K3 and Kaur B3
1Senior Consultant Anesthetist, Department of anesthesiology and intensive care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
2Resident, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
3Senior Consultant, Department of anesthesiology and intensive care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Corresponding author : Vijay Kumar
Senior Consultant Anesthetist, Department of anesthesiology and intensive care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi Mathura Road, New Delhi, 110076, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 26, 2014 Accepted: September 18, 2014 Published: September 22, 2014
Citation: Kumar V, Cheema AS, Lalitha K, Kaur B (2014) Is Laryngeal Mask Airway a Safe Alternative to Endotracheal Tube in Prone Position? A Comparative Evaluation in Anesthesia for Spine Surgery. J Spine Neurosurg S2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.S2-004

Abstract

 Is Laryngeal Mask Airway a Safe Alternative to Endotracheal Tube in Prone Position? A Comparative Evaluation in Anesthesia for Spine Surgery

The laryngeal mask airway is being increasingly used to maintain the airway in prone position. But there has been a dearth of enough prospective studies in spine surgeries. 100 consenting patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery were randomized into one of the two groups receiving either laryngeal mask airway (LMA) or endotracheal tube (ETT) for airway maintenance during anaesthesia. In LMA group anaesthesia was induced after patient positioned themselves comfortably on the operating table in prone position.

Keywords: Laryngeal mask airway; Prone position; Spine surgery

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