What are absolute contraindications for use of laryngeal mask airway (LMA)?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Nichole Bosson, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Absolute contraindications (in all settings, including emergent) are as follows:

  • Cannot open mouth

  • Complete upper airway obstruction


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