Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Case Report

An unanticipated case of laryngeal mask failure due to hypopharyngeal mass: a case report

Shipra Verma Priyanka Mishra Amborish Nath

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Supraglottic airway devices (SAD) have got popularity in the anesthetic practice owing to easy insertion, rapid airway access and lower incidence of complications. Igel® is a second generation SAD with a non‐inflatable cuff and gastric drainage channel. Despite ease of insertion, there are still cases of failure of Igel® insertion to secure airway. We are hereby presenting a case of unanticipated difficulty in Igel® insertion in a 35 years old female due to a hypopharyngeal growth. This article aims to send a reminder that despite anticipated easy airway, definitive plan for securing airway should always be ready.


Airway management,  Anesthesia,  Difficult airway
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