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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-40

Ambu® Auragain™, an alternative supraglottic airway device for airway management in prone position

1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Command Hospital (SC), Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Institute of Naval Medicine, INHS, ASVINI, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Deepak Dwivedi
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command) Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ARWY.ARWY_33_19

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A 24-year-old male, operated at the age of 4 years for congenital meningomyelocoele, later developed kyphoscoliosis and flaccid paraplegia. He presented to us for debridement of a bedsore in the left gluteal region. Such cases can pose a challenge for anaesthesia both because of the higher chances of pulmonary complications due to pulmonary hypertension and severe restrictive lung pathology and increased sensitivity to muscle relaxants. This case highlights the successful airway management in the prone position with Ambu® AuraGain™, a second-generation laryngeal mask airway, which completely obviated the requirement of intubation and neuromuscular relaxation for a procedure of short duration without increasing the morbidity.

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