Prospective randomized controlled trial on the use of flexible reinforced laryngeal mask airway (LMA) during total thyroidectomy: effects on postoperative laryngeal symptoms. World J Surg 2014; 38: 378-384.

Published: 5th February 2015

Authors: Ryu JH, Yom CK, Park DJ, Kim KH, Do SH et al.


The use of an LMA in this study of 76 procedures was associated with fewer postoperative symptoms of sore throat after 24h (25 versus 33, P=0.035), hoarseness and dysphagia (P=0.005).

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