Airway management is a crucial part of any surgery done under general anesthesia to provide adequate ventilation and prevent aspiration. Tracheal intubation is considered a gold standard method for this purpose but other methods such as supraglottic airway devices (I-gel and air-Q) have emerged as promising alternatives. This review article compares the differences in the efficacy of these two devices in the paediatric population, as this population is anatomically prone to airway collapse. They are compared in multiple domains and their safety and possible benefits established through literature. The use of SGAs during anesthesia has been supported by many studies and they are considered as effective devices for airway maintenance.
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