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Br J Anaesth. 1983 Aug;55(8):801-5.

The laryngeal mask--a new concept in airway management.


A new type of airway is described, which may be used as an alternative to either the endotracheal tube or the face-mask with either spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation. The results of a pilot study involving 23 patients are presented and the possible merits and disadvantages of the device are discussed, bearing in mind that the study is of a preliminary nature.

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