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Descriptor English: Laryngeal Masks
Descriptor Spanish: Máscaras Laríngeas
Descriptor mascarillas laríngeas
Entry term(s) vía respiratoria con mascarilla laríngea
Scope note: Tipo de vía respiratoria orofaríngea que aporta, en ciertos pacientes, una alternativa a la intubación endotraqueal y a la máscara estándar de anestesia. Se introduce en la hipofaringe cerrando alrededor de la laringe, lo que permite la ventilación espontánea o a presión positiva sin penetrar la laringe o el esófago. Se utiliza en lugar de la máscara facial en la anestesia de rutina. Las ventajas sobre la máscara estándar son el mejor control de las vías aéreas, pérdida mínima del gas anestésico, una vía aérea segura durante el transporte del paciente al área de recuperación, y problemas postoperatorios mínimos.
Descriptor Portuguese: Máscaras Laríngeas
Descriptor French: Masques laryngés
Entry term(s): Airway, Laryngeal Mask
Airways, Laryngeal Mask
Laryngeal Mask
Laryngeal Mask Airway
Laryngeal Mask Airways
Mask, Laryngeal
Masks, Laryngeal
Tree number(s): E02.041.500.475
E02.585.578.475
E05.497.578.475
E07.700.500.450
J01.637.708.560.782.450
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017214
Scope note: A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.
Annotation: "an alternative to endotracheal intubation"
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Intubation (1985-1992)
Intubation, Intratracheal (1985-1992)
Masks (1989-1992)
Public MeSH Note: 93
History Note: 93
DeCS ID: 30675
Unique ID: D017214
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/20
Revision Date: 2016/07/05
Laryngeal Masks - Preferred
Concept UI M0026124
Scope note A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.
Preferred term Laryngeal Masks
Entry term(s) Airway, Laryngeal Mask
Airways, Laryngeal Mask
Laryngeal Mask
Laryngeal Mask Airway
Laryngeal Mask Airways
Mask, Laryngeal
Masks, Laryngeal



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