Liew G, John B, Ahmed S. Anaesthesia 2008; 63(7): 786
A report on a case of a young male patient undergoing surgery where i-gel® helped with the recognition and management of regurgitation. During this case, gastric contents were noticed to be coming out of the gastric channel. No secretions were evident in the airway channel. As regurgitation continued, surgery was paused and the patient’s airway secured following rapid sequence induction. There was no clinical evidence of aspiration and a post-op chest X-ray revealed clear lung fields. It transpired the patient had consumed a fizzy drink a few hours prior to the operation, something he failed to mention during a pre-operative visit.
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