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Table 1 Indications and contraindications of LMA

From: Life threatening abscess in the visceral space with penicillin and metronidazole resistant Prevotella Denticola following use of a laryngeal mask airway: case report

Indications primary airway management device in the operative setting in pre-selected, fasted patients
a temporary bridge to intubation by pre-hospital providers
in cardiac arrest situations
a rescue device in “can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate”
alternative to the use of bag valve masks to reduce the risk of gastric inflation
Contraindications a conscious or awake patient
poor pulmonary compliance
high airway resistance
pharyngeal pathology
a risk for aspiration and/or airway obstruction below the larynx.