Introduction: Oropharyngeal seal pressure of supraglottic device is an important parameter for safe use during laparoscopic surgeries.
Aim: To compare the oropharyngeal seal pressure and other insertion characteristics between baska mask and i-gel in adult patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Materials and Methods: Sixty adult patients were randomly allocated into two groups of 30 each. Baska mask was inserted in group B and i-gel was inserted in group I. Primary outcome was oropharyngeal seal pressure. Secondary outcomes were insertion characteristics like first attempt success rate, insertion attempts, duration and maneuverers to achieve effective airway.
Results: Oropharyngeal seal pressure was significantly higher at insertion (31.70±3.67 cmHO versus 27.3±2.93 cmHO respectively, p value
Conclusion: Baska mask, with a significantly higher oropharyngeal seal pressure, is a better ventilatory device as compared to i-gel in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Airway management, Oropharyngeal seal pressure, Regurgitation gastric