The effect of the laryngeal mask airway on coughing after eye surgery under general anesthesia

Ophthalmic Surg. 1992 Sep;23(9):630-1.


Twenty-nine patients scheduled for elective eye surgery under general anesthesia were randomized into two groups, A and B. After induction of anesthesia, the airway of those in group A was maintained with a conventional tracheal tube; in group B, with a laryngeal mask airway. In the immediate postoperative period, 13 of the 14 patients in group A coughed; none of those in group B did (P < .001).

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Cough / prevention & control*
  • Eye Diseases / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
  • Larynx
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Random Allocation