Radiographic comparison of cervical spine motion using LMA Fastrach, LMA CTrach, and the Macintosh laryngoscope


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İNAN G. , BEDİRLİ N. , ÖZKÖSE ŞATIRLAR Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.49, no.6, pp.1681-1686, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1906-135
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1681-1686
  • Keywords: Neuroanesthesia, spinal surgery, intubation, spine imaging, INTUBATING LARYNGEAL MASK, GLOBAL LIGAMENTOUS INSTABILITY, 4 AIRWAY DEVICES, TRACHEAL INTUBATION, ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION, MOVEMENT, LMA-FASTRACH(TM), MANAGEMENT, ALIGNMENT, TRIAL

Abstract

Background/aim: The optimal technique for airway management in patients with cervical pathology remains unclear. Intubating laryngeal mask airway devices such as LMA CTrach and LMA Fastrach have not been compared for cervical spine (C-spine) movements in the context of cervical pathology The present study aimed to determine upper C-spine movements by radiography during intubation with different devices as well as comparing the duration and success of intubation in cervical surgery.