Keywords : cLMA
Comparision of i-gel and cLMA for oropharyngeal seal pressure and peak airway pressure in paediatric patients
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5570-5580
The i-gel in paediatric patients is a single use supraglottic airway which was officially
launched for use in January 2010. This device differs from other supraglottic airways in that
it has an anatomically designed mask made up of thermoplastic elastomer & the cuff which
does not require inflation with air. Evaluation of i-gel in adult patient has shown that it is easy
to insert and provides an effective airway in majority of patients. We conducted a
prospective, randomized, single blind study to compare i-gel and cLMA in the Indian
paediatric population of age group from six months to 8 years belonging to ASA physical
status I or II, scheduled to undergo elective surgery under general anaesthesia. We analysed igel
with cLMA of paediatric sizes for peak airway pressures and oropharyngeal seal pressure.
And we found i-gel provides better OSP and lower PAP than cLMA making this better
device for controlled ventilation.