Internet Journal of Airway Management


Volume 6 (January 2010 to December 2011)


The King Vision: a New Portable Video Laryngoscope



Ernst Zadrobilek, MD1, Klaus Krasser, MD,2 and Schirin M. Missaghi, MD2


1Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.

2 Staff 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 Ernst Zadrobilek.


Received from the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.


Published: 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 6, 2010-2011.
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Last updated: November 4, 2010.


King Systems (Noblesville, Indiana, United States) recently launched the King Vision 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 midtracheal position.


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.

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