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Laryngeal Masks MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Laryngeal Masks
Tree Number(s)
E02.041.500.475
E02.585.578.475
E05.497.578.475
E07.700.500.450
E07.700.560.782.450
J01.637.708.560.782.450
Unique ID
D017214
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017214
Annotation
"an alternative to endotracheal intubation"
Scope Note
A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.
Entry Term(s)
Laryngeal Mask Airway
Previous Indexing
Intubation (1985-1992)
Intubation, Intratracheal (1985-1992)
Masks (1989-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/20
Revision Date
2022/07/14
Laryngeal Masks Preferred
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