"Laryngeal Masks" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.
- Laryngeal Masks
- Laryngeal Mask
- Mask, Laryngeal
- Masks, Laryngeal
- Laryngeal Mask Airway
- Airway, Laryngeal Mask
- Airways, Laryngeal Mask
- Laryngeal Mask Airways
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