Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : LMA-proseal


Baska mask, I-Gel supraglottic airway device and LMAproseal in spontaneously breathing, anaesthetised children during elective surgeries: Ease of insertion of the three devices

Dr. Paramanand Reddy, Dr. Shivakumara KC, Dr. Madhu M, Dr. Minna Osheen J

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 831-835

Laryngeal mask airways are supraglottic airway devices designed to provide and maintain a
seal around the laryngeal inlet and are effective alternatives to endotracheal tubes. The
relatively newer second generation supraglottic airway devices, LMA-ProSeal, I-Gel & Baska
mask have been safely used in children during spontaneous or controlled ventilation without
complications. A total number of 90 paediatric patients of ASA grade I and II, weighing 10-
25 kg, of either sex, posted for elective surgeries under general anaesthesia and satisfying the
inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study after obtaining informed, written, valid consent
from their parents/guardian. According to our observations, mean insertion time taken for
group B was 15.8 seconds with a standard deviation of 0.9, 10.6 seconds with a standard
deviation of 1.1 for group I and 13.5 seconds with a standard deviation of 0.9 for group P. On
analysis by ANOVA test, p value obtained is 0.001 (significant, <0.05) which implies that
insertion time taken for group B is significantly greater than that of group P and group I.