Background and AimsThis randomized, open label experimental study
was undertaken to observe the ease of insertion, time
taken for insertion of LMA supreme and ease of gastric
Thirty adult patients undergoing elective surgery
under general anaesthesia were assessed. Ease of
insertion of LMA supreme and Gastric Tube was
assessed with number of attempts required for insertion.
Time taken for insertion and post-operative side effects
of LMA supreme insertion were also observed.
The demographic profile of patients was
comparable. In our study out of 30 patients, LMA
supreme was inserted in first attempt in 27 (90.00%)
patients, only 3 (10.00%) patients required second
attempt. Mean time taken for insertion of LMA supreme
was 7.30±3.03 seconds. Gastric tube insertion was Easy
in 29 (96.7%) and Impossible in 1 (3.33%).
Hemodynamic response to insertion were similar in all
patients and adverse effects were not significant.
The LMA supreme takes 8 seconds for insertion,
with post-operative sore throat in 1 (3.33%) patient after
24 hours of surgery. LMA supreme can be considered as
preferred choice of airway for elective surgeries under
Keywords : Supraglottic Airways, LMA Supreme, General anaesthesia.