“Conventional stylet” intubation — a misunderstood and misused concept

  • Russell B. P. Stasiuk
  • Joseph Brimacombe
  • Shinichi Kihara


Laryngeal Mask Airway Macintosh Laryngoscope Difficult Laryngoscopy Laryngoscopic View Tracheal Intuba 
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    Brimacombe J. Intubating LMA for airway intubation.In: Brimacombe J (Ed.). Laryngeal Mask Anesthesia. Principles and Practice. London: W.B. Saunders; 2004: 505–38.Google Scholar

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vancouver HospitalVancouverCanada
  2. 2.James Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia
  3. 3.University of TsukubaTsukuba CityJapan

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