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Out-of-hospital use of intubating laryngeal mask airway for difficult intubation caused by cervical dislocation
  1. X Combes1,
  2. P Jabre2,
  3. E Ferrand1,
  4. A Margenet1,
  5. J Marty3
  1. 1Prehospital Emergency Department (AP-HP), Créteil, France
  2. 2SAMU 94, CHU H Mondor (AP-HP), 94000 Créteil, France
  3. 3Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Prehospital Emergency Medicine, (AP-HP), Créteil, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr X Combes
 Service d’anesthésie réanimation, Hôpital Henri-Mondor, 51 avenue du Maréchal de Lattre-de-Tassigny, 94100 Créteil cedex, France; xavier.combes{at}

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The intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) has become a standard tool for difficult airway management in the operating room. Recent reports have outlined interest in its use in the emergency department setting.1 To date, there are few reports of out-of-hospital ILMA use.2 We describe here an out-of-hospital case of difficult airway, in the context of major cervical trauma, successfully managed with the ILMA.


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