One day after removal of an AuraStraight disposable laryngeal mask, a plastic laryngeal mask airway cuff shield was retrieved from the oropharynx of a 5-year-old child refusing to eat, drooling, and pointing to her throat. We discuss the reasons why this occurred and suggest how it can be prevented in the future.
From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Ruth and Bruce Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; and †Department of Anesthesiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
Nazarena Mazzaro, MSc Biomed Eng, PhD, Director Clinical Research and Biosafety, Ambu A/S NAM@ambu.com
Accepted for publication June 25, 2013.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Address correspondence to Yeshayahu (Shai) Katz, MD, DSc, Department of Anesthesiology, Rambam Health Care Campus and the Ruth and Bruce Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Bat Galim, Haifa, 35254, Israel. Address e-mail to email@example.com.