Comparison between the Baska Mask® and I-Gel for Minor Surgical Procedures Under General Anaesthesia [Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim]
Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2019; 47(1): 24-30 | DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2018.86729  

Comparison between the Baska Mask® and I-Gel for Minor Surgical Procedures Under General Anaesthesia

Roopa Sachidananda1, Safiya I Shaikh1, Milon Vasant Mitragotri1, Vikas Joshi1, Dharmesh Arvind Ladhad1, Marutheesh Mallappa1, Vikram Kemmannu Bhat2
1Department of Anaesthesia, KIMS, Hubli, Karnataka, India
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, KIMS, Hubli, India

Objective: Minor surgical procedures under general anaesthesia require a patent airway without the use of muscle relaxant. Supraglottic airway devices have been widely used for airway management. A study was undertaken to compare first-time insertion success rate, insertion time, sealing pressure and complications between the Baska® mask and I-gel.
Methods: After approval from the institutional ethical committee, a randomised single-blinded study was conducted on 50 American Society of Anesthesiologists’ physical status I and II female patients aged 18-40 years who underwent minor surgical procedures under general anaesthesia. Patients were randomly categorized into two groups of 25 each; group Baska® mask and group I-gel, and the first-time success rate, mean insertion time and sealing pressure were measured. The results were analysed using unpaired t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, Chi-square test and ANOVA. A p value <0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
Results: The first-time insertion success rate of the Baska® mask was 21/24 (88%) when compared with the I-gel, which was 23/25 (92%) (p=0.585). The insertion time of the Baska® mask was 14.9±6.2 s, whereas that of the I-gel was 14.7±4.4 s (p=0.877). The mean sealing pressure of the Baska® mask was significantly higher when compared with the I-gel (28.9±3.5 vs. 25.9±2.5 cmH2O) (p=0.001).
Conclusion: The Baska® mask had a similar first-time insertion success rate and insertion time as the I-gel. The sealing pressure of the Baska® mask was significantly greater than that of the I-gel. Both devices had complications that were comparable.

Keywords: Airway device, general anaesthesia, minor surgical procedures


Roopa Sachidananda, Safiya I Shaikh, Milon Vasant Mitragotri, Vikas Joshi, Dharmesh Arvind Ladhad, Marutheesh Mallappa, Vikram Kemmannu Bhat. Comparison between the Baska Mask® and I-Gel for Minor Surgical Procedures Under General Anaesthesia. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2019; 47(1): 24-30

Corresponding Author: Roopa Sachidananda, India


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