Progressive Dysphagia Post Laryngeal Mask Airway Intubation

  • U Noma
  • R Ali
  • R Kane
  • M Donnelly
Keywords: Laryngeal Mask Airway, Complications Dysphagia


The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an important addition to the anaesthetic equipments; however its use may involve some important complications. We report an unusual and potentially serious complication arising from the use of this equipment. A 58 year old man underwent cataract surgery under general anaesthesia with a laryngeal mask airway. He woke up complaining of sore-throat which progressed to dysphagia and odynophagia over the next three days. The patient was found to have necrotic tissue and defects on the posterior pharyngeal wall which was managed conservatively. Key words: Laryngeal Mask Airway, Complications Dysphagia

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