Document Type : Research Article
Supraglottic Airway devices (SAD) have now become a fundamental tool for ventilation, oxygenation and delivery of anaesthetic gases in modern anaesthesiology. The advent of newer generation of SADs has resulted in their extended use. Baska mask and I Gel being newer generation SADs are vastly being used due to their specific designs for ease of securing the airway, better ventilation and higher patient safety. After institutional ethical committee clearance, a prospective randomized comparative study was conducted. 60 patients of age group 18-60 years of ASA grade I and II undergoing elective surgeries under GA were included. Patients were randomized into 2 groups, Group B (Baska mask group) and Group I (I Gel group) with 30 patients in each group. The ease of insertion (p value 0.035), insertion attempts (p value 0.04) and the time taken for insertion (p value <0.001) were significantly better with I Gel compared to Baska mask. Both the groups were comparable in terms of postoperative pharyngolaryngeal morbidities.