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West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;12(1):124-7.

Lingual ischemia from prolonged insertion of a fastrach laryngeal mask airway.

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University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Abstract

We report a case of lingual ischemia and swelling in an elderly stroke patient from prolonged insertion of a FastrachTM Laryngeal Mask Airway ® following a failed Emergency Department intubation. Simple suggestions to mitigate such injury are provided.

PMID:
21691488
PMCID:
PMC3088391

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