The King Vision: a New Portable Video Laryngoscope
Ernst Zadrobilek, MD1,
Schirin M. Missaghi, MD2
of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working
Group for Airway Management,
Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia
and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of
Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Address correspondence and comments to
Received from the Austrian
Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.
November 4, 2010.
The correct citation of this
communiction of new equipment and techniques is:
Zadrobilek E, Krasser K,
Missaghi SM. The King Vision: a
new portable video laryngoscope. Internet Journal of Airway Management
Available from URL:
Date accessed: month day, year.
updated: November 4, 2010.
King Systems (Noblesville, Indiana, United States) recently launched the
portable video laryngoscope (KVL).
The KVL is a battery-powered video laryngoscope with a
miniaturized video screen mounted on the proximal end of the
laryngoscope handle and is used with disposable laryngoscope
blades (DLBs) covering the entire laryngoscope handle. There are currently two
adult versions of Macintosh-type DLBs
available: a standard blade and a blade with a tube guide
channel. The distal window of the DLBs is coated to prevent
fogging of the optical system.
Laryngoscopy is performed using the Macintosh-technique with
indirect lifting of the epiglottis. When using channeled
blade, the tracheal tube is advanced along the tube guide channel into a
The costs of
the KVL and the DBLs are about 0000 and 00 Euro (exclusive value-added taxes,
according to the offer of the Austrian distributor of the KVL, queried in
month year), respectively.