When is a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) used as a conduit for intubation?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Nichole Bosson, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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The LMA can be used as a conduit for intubation, particularly when direct laryngoscopy is unsuccessful.

An ETT can be passed directly through the LMA or ILMA. Intubation may also be assisted by a bougie or fiberoptic scope. [17]


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