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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 453-457

Comparison of size 2.5 i-gel TM with proseal LMA TM in anaesthetised, paralyzed children undergoing elective surgery


Department of Anaesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, A.M.U., Aligarh, India

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Bikramjit Das
Department of Anaesthesiology. Faculty of Medicine, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.101983

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Background : The newest variation of i-gel is its pediatric version. This novel supraglottic airway device has the added advantage of a drain tube. In this study, we compared the effectiveness of size 2.5 i-gel with size 2.5 ProSeal LMA. Aims : This study was designed to investigate the usefulness of the size 2.5 i-gel compared with the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) of the same size in anesthetized, paralyzed children. Materials and Methods : Sixty ASA grade I - II patients undergoing elective surgery were included in this prospective study and were randomly assigned to the i-gel and PLMA groups (30 patients in each group). A size 2.5 supraglottic airway was inserted according to the assigned group. We assessed the ease of insertion, hemodynamic data, oropharyngeal sealing pressure, and postoperative complications. Results : There were no differences in the demographic and hemodynamic data, success rates for the first attempt of insertion, or postoperative airway morbidity among the two groups. The airway leak pressure of the i-gel group (27.12 ± 1.69 cmH 2 O) was significantly higher than that of the PLMA group (22.75 ± 1.46 cmH 2 O). Conclusion : Hemodynamic parameters, ease of insertion and postoperative complications were comparable between the i-gel and PLMA, but the nairway sealing pressure was significantly higher in the i-gel group.


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