Update on Airway Devices

Lisa Sohn, Razan Nour, Narasimhan Jagannathan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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There has been a number of newer airway devices aimed to improve airway management for children. Cuffed tracheal tubes (TT), videolaryngoscopes (VLs) and supraglottic airways (SGAs) have all been used successfully in the clinical practice of pediatric anesthesia. The purpose of this review article is to present the current evidence regarding the use of the Microcuff TT, alternative devices for direct laryngoscopy (fiberoptic bronchoscopes and VLs) and newer SGAs (LMA Supreme, i-gel, and air-Q) in infants and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Anesthesiology Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • air-Q
  • Cuffed tracheal tubes
  • Difficult pediatric airway
  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope
  • i-gel
  • LMA Supreme
  • Pediatric videolaryngoscopes
  • Supraglottic airway devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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