Preference for Anesthesia Laryngeal Masks Over Endotracheal Tubes Will Boost the Global Anesthesia Laryngeal Masks Market Until 2020, Says Technavio

LONDON--()--According to the latest market research report by Technavio, the anesthesia laryngeal masks market is expected to attain a CAGR of over 6% until 2020.

In this report, Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global anesthesia laryngeal masks market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio researchers have considered revenues generated from the sales of anesthesia laryngeal masks with an analysis and breakdown of shares in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

Anesthesia laryngeal masks eliminate the need for a separate face mask for anesthesia delivery. These are easy to use and can be comfortably positioned even by less experienced surgical personnel. Surgeons use these masks in the following situations:

  • There is no need for intubation, but ventilation is still required
  • The airway procedure is difficult to perform
  • Oxygen saturation needs to be improved during emergencies
  • The speed of device placement by anesthetists for anesthesia delivery needs to be increased
  • Hemodynamic stability needs to be improved at induction and during emergencies
  • There is minimal increase in intraocular pressure following insertion
  • There is low frequency of coughing during emergencies
  • There is low incidence of sore throat in adults

“Providing continuous oxygen supply to people undergoing surgeries is an integral part of anesthesia delivery for anesthesiologists. Many surgical procedures require airway support and assistance for patients. Many surgeons place endotracheal tubes into the windpipe for continuous oxygen supply. However, to improve surgical treatments, surgeons are showing a growing preference for anesthesia laryngeal masks over endotracheal tubes. This trend is fostering the growth of the market and helping vendors,” said Barath Palada, one of Technavio’s lead industry analyst for medical devices research.

Global anesthesia laryngeal masks market segmentation by geography 2015

  • Americas 50.22%
  • EMEA 32.04%
  • APAC 17.74%

Source: Technavio research

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Anesthesia laryngeal masks market in Americas: largest region

The anesthesia laryngeal masks market in the Americas generated USD 113.5 million in 2015. Surgeries carried out in the region in areas of orthopedics, cardiovascular diseases, cosmetics, and trauma is on the rise. The use of anesthesia laryngeal masks during these surgeries helps increase patient comfort and minimizes cross contamination. Among these surgeries, the volume for treating chronic respiratory diseases is particularly high. Diseases such as COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary embolism have become prevalent in the region. It is estimated that respiratory disorders affect close to 350,000 to 600,000 individuals in the US each year.

Government and vendor-based awareness programs on respiratory diseases, obstructive sleep apnea, and trauma conditions are likely to significantly increase the demand for anesthesia laryngeal masks for surgeries over the forecast period.

Anesthesia laryngeal masks market in EMEA: second largest region

Many vendors with their wide distribution networks are present in Europe. These vendors offer a wide range of anesthesia laryngeal masks for use during surgeries. They also use advanced technologies to develop innovative masks that help prevent cross contamination and improve medical care.

The anesthesia laryngeal masks market in EMEA generated USD 72.4 million in 2015. Europe represents the largest market for laryngeal masks in EMEA. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region within the EMEA is still considered an underpenetrated geography and an opportunity for vendors. In 2015, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France emerged as the leading revenue generators in this market. The prevalence of various diseases, particularly respiratory disorders, is on the rise. Hence, many medical facilities are expected to opt for disposable laryngeal masks as these are cost-effective and have low maintenance costs.

Anesthesia laryngeal masks market in APAC

The anesthesia laryngeal masks market in APAC generated USD 40.1 million in 2015. As APAC is a densely populated region with countries such as India and China that have the maximum population worldwide, it has created a vast patient pool that undergoes surgical treatments for various ailments. To cater to the region’s needs, medical facilities are anticipated to invest heavily on infrastructure and advanced technologies.

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According to the latest market research report by Technavio, the global anesthesia laryngeal masks market is expected to attain a CAGR of over 6% until 2020.


Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US: +1 630 333 9501
UK: +44 208 123 1770