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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.
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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. [West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(1):124-127.]

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