An artificial airway device (10) of a resilient material for use as a combined obturator and airway device without penetration into a larynx comprising a pre-formed flexible saccular chamber (14) and having a semi-rigid hollow stem (14) projecting from a position at or near one end of the chamber at an obtuse angle and capable of being flexed into a curve that deviates up to 90 degrees from the longitudinal axis of the said chamber, the chamber being provided with one or more openings, and dimensioned and arranged so that in use the chamber is adapted to sealingly engage in a patient's pharynx with at least one opening in communication with the patient's laryngeal inlet and the stem extends into or through the patient's mouth for connection to a breathing circuit.
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