Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 May 20;144:110691. Epub 2021 Mar 20.
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, 500 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 11549, USA; Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, 430 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY, 11042, USA. Electronic address:
Purpose: Patients undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy traditionally receive anesthesia with endotracheal intubation (ETT) for airway management. The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) may be used instead and may be associated with less airway stimulation and shorter operating room times. The purpose of this study was to report on a large cohort of patients undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy while using the LMA for airway maintenance during anesthesia. Read More