Table 4. Face Mask Ventilation in Patients with Failed Rigid Laryngoscope Intubation
In the second patient (No. 26), the impossible face mask ventilation happened 10 yr ago. The patient suffered cardiac arrest when a 6-mm endotracheal tube was passed blindly into the trachea and resuscitated successfully.
* Laryngeal mask airway (LMA, size 4) successfully placed for lung ventilation in one very difficult and one impossible face mask ventilation.