Paediatric supraglottic airway devices update

  • Catalina Stendall Anaesthetic Registrar Kings College Hospital, London, UK
  • Hilary Glaisyer Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
  • Timothy Liversedge Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Keywords: Anesthesia, Child, Laryngeal mask, Airway management, Glotis



Following the introduction of the laryngeal mask in the 1980s, several similar devices have been developed, changing paediatric airway management under anaesthesia. This reflective article describes and examines the different paediatric supraglottic airway devices currently available in the U.K.


This perspective article is based on a narrative review of articles that discussed paediatric supraglottic airway devices using Cochrane, meddling, Ovid and pubmed databases as well as text books.


As new devices continue to be developed with a clear indication of clinical relevance and genuine advantages, so high quality research will also continue to be required in order to improve features in new devices.


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Stendall C, Glaisyer H, Liversedge T. Paediatric supraglottic airway devices update. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017 Oct. 1 [cited 2024 May 30];45(Supplement):39-50. Available from:


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