Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Supraglottic-airway device

Comparison of Efficacy of i-gel and Baska Mask as Ventilatory Device in Anaesthetised Patients

Kaushal Pandey, Aditya Kumar Chauhan, Pooja Hatwal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2385-2392

Background:Supraglottic-airway devices (SAD) are divided into first-generation and second-generation devices. Baska Mask and i-gel device are the two commonly used second-generation SADs in anaesthetic practice. This study compares the i-gel and Baska Mask in terms of efficacy and safety as a ventilatory device in anaesthetized patients undergoing elective surgeries.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in Department of Anaesthesiology, Government Medical College and Dr.Sushila Tiwari Hospital, Haldwani. Patients were allocated into 2 groups: Group A (i-gel, n=35) and Group B (Baska Mask, n=35). All patients were pre-oxygenated for 3-minutes and anaesthesia was induced. Successful insertion of the device was confirmed by chest wall movement, auscultation of breath sounds and square wave capnographic tracing. At the end of the surgical procedure, anaesthesia was discontinued and patients were reversed with the standard dose of neostigmine and glycopyrrolate after proper suctioning. Complications, if any were noted after 2 hours and 24 hours period.
Results: The mean age of the study population was 35.83±9.50 years. Among i-gel group, there were 24 (68.6%) males and 11 (31.4%) females. Among Baska Mask group, there were 20 (57.1%) males and 15 (42.9%) females. The percentage of patients with easy insertion was 80% and 68.6% for i-gel and Baska Mask respectively. The mean time taken for SAD was significantly more among Baska Mask (24.49±4.39) in comparison to i-gel (16.19±2.38). Sore throat at 2 hours was seen in 3 (8.6%) and 2 (5.7%) patients of i-gel and Baska Mask group respectively. Dysphagia at 2 hours was seen in 2 (5.7%) and 1 (2.9%) patient of i-gel and Baska Mask group respectively, while dysphagia at 24 hours was seen in 1(2.9%) patient of i-gel group only, also hoarseness at 2 hours was seen in 1(2.9%) patient of i-gel group. Incidence of all the complications reported with i-gel and Baska Mask group were comparable.
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that both Baska Mask and i-gel provided a similar performance in airway management. In terms of the total time taken for insertion, i-gel has a lesser time of insertion than the Baska mask. The success rate of insertion of Baska Mask and i-gel was comparable and ease of insertion was also comparable. Complications observed in both devices were minimal.