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Laryngeal mask airway (LMA).

Laryngeal mask airway (LMA).
Laryngeal mask airway (LMA).

The LMA is a tube with an inflatable cuff that is inserted into the oropharynx. A: The deflated cuff is inserted into the mouth. B: With the index finger, the cuff is guided into place above the larynx. C: Once in place, the cuff is inflated. Some newer cuffs use a gel that molds to the airway rather than an inflatable cuff.