Climbing LMA-Peak or the high-pass to the left eye


Maybe this is a problem many of you confront.This Ambu AuraGain LMA, though theoretically well angulated to stay out of the way stretches if the throat of a slightly taller patient is only deep enough. If you try to model it more to the chin it will become leaky and you’ll end up intubating the patient. For this right eye operation, with the surgeons assistent sitting at the right side of the patient we all get along well, some patience on the surgeon’s side granted. But a left eye procedure becomes difficult, as the assistant needs to go into the operation-field across the elevated drapes. I am considering changing to longer and more mallable LMA’s. Suggestions from the community out there?

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