Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Original Article

Use of the gastro-laryngeal tube in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography cases under sedation/analgesia


Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey


Department of Gastroenterology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey

Turk J Gastroenterol 2016; 27: 246-251
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2016.16121
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Background/Aims: In this study, we aimed to analyze the effects of Gastro-Laryngeal Tube (GLT) use on intraoperative and postoperative hemodynamic parameters, comfort of the procedure, and patients’ satisfaction in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).


Materials and Methods: A total of 80 patients between the ages of 20 and 75 years who were scheduled for elective ERCP were enrolled. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: groups N and G. Those in group N underwent the procedure with sedation without any airway instruments and those in group G underwent procedure after sedation and airway management with GLT. Intraoperative and postoperative vital signs as well as the satisfaction of the patients were recorded.


Results: The duration to esophageal visualization was found to be significantly higher in group N (16 s) than in group G (7 s) (p=0.001). The mean Visual Analogue Scale for Pain (VAS) was significantly higher in group G (1.85) than in group N (0.45) (p=0.016). Group G had higher endoscopist satisfaction scores than group N. The incidence of desaturation during ERCP was significantly higher in group N (60%) than in group G (0%) (p=0.000).


Conclusion: In conclusion, ERCP should be performed under optimal conditions to avoid the occurrence of unwanted complications, such as aspiration-related disorders. Therefore, according to the structural properties of GLT, sedation anesthesia application with GLT in ERCP will be safer, more comfortable, and more effective.

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