Jolliffe L, Jackson I. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2008; 21(6): 719- 722
This review highlighted the potential benefits of the current supraglottic airway devices available and their suitability for ambulatory surgery. With regard to i-gel®, it was commented that it was designed to ‘anatomically fit the perilaryngeal and hypolaryngeal structures without the need for an inflatable cuff. This offers the potential for easier insertion, reduced tissue compression and increased stability after insertion.’ They further reported that, ‘Higher mean seal pressures help to facilitate ventilation in laparoscopic work’.
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