The cricoid yoke--a device for providing consistent and reproducible cricoid pressure.


Journal Article

An instrument is described which, when used during the accelerated induction technique, ensures that consistent and adequate cricoid pressure can be applied. Mothers undergoing general anaesthesia for elective Caesarean section were studied in order to illustrate the clinical application of the instrument. The consequences to intubating conditions of applying adequate cricoid pressure, and an assessment of the instrument's control over the incidence of regurgitation during operation were investigated.

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Cited Authors

  • Lawes, EG; Duncan, PW; Bland, B; Gemmel, L; Downing, JW

Published Date

  • August 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 925 - 931

PubMed ID

  • 3730239

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3730239

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-6771

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-0912

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/bja/58.8.925


  • eng