Laryngeal mask airway device during coiling of unruptured cerebral aneurysms

J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jan;16(1):104-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.11.018. Epub 2008 Nov 14.


Airway management during anaesthesia for intracranial procedures has traditionally been by endotracheal intubation. We present three cases of radiological coiling of cerebral aneurysms during which a supraglottic airway device was used. This avoided the need for endotracheal intubation and the associated risks. We believe the use of a supraglottic airway device is a safe alternative to endotracheal intubation during coiling of cerebral aneurysms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Intubation, Intratracheal*
  • Laryngeal Masks*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged