What are the techniques used for insertion of the ProSeal 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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Insert this model like the original LMA or attach it to a rigid insertion handle and insert it like an ILMA.

An alternate method is to use a bougie by placing it into the drainage tube and passing it deliberately into the esophagus under direct laryngoscopy.

Advance the ProSeal over the bougie into position.


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