Airway management in prone position with an intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway.

Abstract

The prone position impairs the ability for endotracheal intubation by direct laryngoscopy. We describe the airway management of a 25-year-old woman with an extensive open wound over her back and fractured pelvis. She was treated in the prone position and was scheduled for debridement of her wound with skin grafting during general anesthesia. Her trachea was successfully intubated on the first attempt using an intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway while she was in the prone position.

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