What is the optimal head position for insertion of the 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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The optimal head position for insertion of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is sniffing position. [5]

The optimal head position for insertion of the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) is neutral position. [5]


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