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The laryngeal mask airway: potential applications in neonates
  1. D Trevisanuto1,
  2. M Micaglio2,
  3. P Ferrarese1,
  4. V Zanardo1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy
  2. 2Department of Pharmacology and Anaesthesiology, E Meneghetti Section of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Padua
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Trevisanuto
    Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 3, 35158 Padova, Italy;


The laryngeal mask airway is a safe and reliable airway management device. This review describes the insertion techniques, advantages, limitations, and potential applications of the laryngeal mask airway in neonates.

  • LMA, laryngeal mask airway
  • PPV, positive pressure ventilation
  • laryngeal mask airway
  • resuscitation
  • ventilation

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