Emmerich M, Tiesmeier J. Minerva Anestesiol 2012; 78(10): 1169-70
A 69-year-old man with a history of difficult intubation could not be intubated via conventional bronchoscopy. Different ETT sizes and airway manoeuvres were tried without success, until the bronchoscope was properly placed through a size 5 i-gel. Operation was completed without complication and the patient reported no neck discomfort or difficulty breathing.
Emmerich M, Dummler R. Anaesthesist 2008; 57(8): 779-781
In this case report, the i-gel® was used as a conduit for intubation in a patient who was known to have problems with intubation. Direct laryngoscopy was not possible, but ventilation and a good fibreoptic view of the glottis were achieved by using the i-gel®. Intubation via the device was completed successfully using a 6.0mm cuffed endotracheal tube.
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