Arévalo Ludeña J, Arcas Bellas JJ, López Pérez V, Cuarental García A, Alvarez-Rementería Carbonell R. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 2010; 57(8): 532-535
In 25 patients, a bronchial blocker was inserted under direct vision with a fibreoptic bronchoscope through an i-gel®. The i-gel® provided a reliable, safe seal of the airway. The authors concluded that such a technique, for anaesthetists with the appropriate experience using a flexible fibreoptic scope, can facilitate safe, effective management of selected patients who are to undergo certain thoracic procedures.
Sharma B, Sehgal R, Sahai C, Sood J. Journal Of Anaesthesia And Clinical Pharmacology 2010; 26 (4): 451-457
In this study, the performance of the LMA ProSeal® and i-gel® was compared during laparoscopic surgery. 60 patients were randomised into two groups and had the supraglottic airway inserted by an experienced anaesthesiologist (defined as >500 and >50 insertions for ProSealTM and i-gel® respectively.