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Laryngeal mask airway severed by biting

  • A. M. Heffernan (a1), M. White (a1), A. Curran (a1) and S. A. Colbert (a1)
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Correspondence to: Anne Heffernan, Department of Anaesthesia, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. E-mail:
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European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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  • EISSN: 1365-2346
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