Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Lingual Ischemia from Prolonged Insertion of a Fastrach Laryngeal Mask Airway
- Author(s): Gerstein, Neal S
- Braude, Darren
- Harding, James S
- Douglas, Angela
- et al.
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. [West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(1):124-127.]