Actually, LMA's with mask size 1 & 2 are perfectly fine for the < 20 kg
patient. To be more specific, for a infant < 6.5 kg size 1 would be fine.
Between 6.5-20kg you could use size 2. Obviously, your cuff inflating
volume will have to be adjusted to get a snug fit. Probably around 7-10 ml
for a 1 and 10-15 ml for a 2.
Jay Pershad, MD
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