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Use of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway in a pregnant patient with a difficult airway during electroconvulsive therapy.

TitleUse of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway in a pregnant patient with a difficult airway during electroconvulsive therapy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsN Brown I, P Mack F, Mitera DM, Dhar P
JournalBr J Anaesth
Volume91
Issue5
Pagination752-4
Date Published2003 Nov
ISSN0007-0912
KeywordsAdult, Anesthesia, General, Depressive Disorder, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Female, Humans, Laryngeal Masks, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications
Abstract

We describe a patient at 20-22 weeks gestation, with a known difficult airway, who underwent eight sessions of electroconvulsive therapy using the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway and controlled ventilation. The airway management options for brief periods of general anaesthesia in patients with increased gastric volume are discussed.

Alternate JournalBr J Anaesth
PubMed ID14570805