The new air-QTM intubating laryngeal airway for tracheal intubation in children with anticipated difficult airway: a case series

Authors

  • NARASIMHAN JAGANNATHAN MD,

    1. Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • ANDREW G. ROTH MD,

    1. Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • LISA E. SOHN MD,

    1. Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • THOMAS Y. PAK DO,

    1. Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • SAPAN AMIN MD,

    1. Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • SANTHANAM SURESH MD FAAP

    1. Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
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Narasimhan Jagannathan, MD, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA (email: simjag2000@yahoo.com).

Summary

The air-Q intubating laryngeal airway (ILA) is a new supraglottic airway device which may overcome some limitations inherent to the classic laryngeal mask airway for tracheal intubation. We present a case series of patients with anticipated difficult airway in whom the air-Q ILA was successfully used as a conduit for fiberoptic intubation.

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