The Olympus Airway Mobilescope: a New Portable Flexible Video Laryngoscope
Schirin M. Missaghi, MD,1
Ernst Zadrobilek, MD2
Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia
and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of
Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working
Group for Airway Management,
Address correspondence and comments to
Received from the Department
of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital
of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
September 26, 2010.
The correct citation of this
communiction of new equipment and techniques is:
Krasser K, Missaghi SM, Zadrobilek E.
The Olympus Airway Mobilescope: a
new portable flexible video laryngoscope. Internet Journal of Airway Management
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updated: September 26, 2010.
Olympus Medical Systems (Tokyo, Japan) recently launched the
Olympus Airway Mobilescope (OAM), a new portable flexible video
laryngoscope. There are currently two models of the OAM
available: the the Olympus MAF TYPE GM and TM with an outer
diameter of 4.1 and 5.2 mm and a suction channel of 1.5 and 2.6
The OAM incorporates a movable video screen mounted on the
proximal end of the laryngoscope handle, a light-emitting diode
light source powered by a lithium battery, and a recording
device in a single unit. For hygienic reprocessing of the entire
unit, the manufacturer recommends the use of an endoscopy
The costs of
the OAM are about 0000 Euro (exclusive value-added taxes,
according to the offer of the Austrian division of Olympus Endoscopy Europe, queried in