A 2-month-old girl with abnormal facial features and malnutrition presented for placement of a gastrostomy tube. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia using a laryngeal mask airway (LMA); however, after removal of the LMA, the patient had recurrent airway collapse, requiring repeated insertion of the LMA. The authors describe the management of this problem with the use of a tongue suture and anterior traction in the postoperative period in a resource-limited setting.
From the *Department of Réanimation/Anesthesiology, Hope Africa University, Burundi, East Africa
†Department of Surgery, Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi, East Africa.
Accepted for publication May 22, 2018.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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