Cuvas Apan O, Apan A. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2016;66(2):171-5
270 patients aged 0-12 years not requiring tracheal intubation were recruited. After induction, thenar eminence dimensions were measured and compared with the patient's inserted i-gel. Authors conclude their results showed that the dimensions of thenar eminence fitted the weight-based size selection of i-gel, and that it could be a practical way to choose the correct size device.
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Agnoletti V, Piraccini E, Corso RM, Cittadini A, Maitan S, Della Rocca G, Gambale G. Minerva Anestesiol 2012; 79(1):107-8
Unlike other supraglottic airway devices, paediatric i-gel® does not cause artifacts when used for MRI. The authors of this study found, after evaluation, that the patient weight grading could be an inadequate criteria for i-gel® selection for MRI due to the potential for partial or even complete airway obstruction. This study does not rule out the use of a paediatric i-gel® entirely, merely pointing to the importance of size selection. The authors deduce that further studies in this area should be conducted to substantiate the evidence.
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