Brian Arthur Sellick (1918 – 1996) British anaesthetist.
Best known for his description of the Sellick manoeuvre
- Born 1918
- Died 1996
Key Medical Attributions:
- More about medical contributions
- Sellick manoeuvre
When the contents of the stomach or oesophagus gain access to the air-passages during anaesthesia, the consequences are disastrous. In spite of modem anaesthetic techniques – or sometimes, regrettably, because of them – regurgitation is still a considerable hazard during the induction of anaesthesia, particularly for operative obstetrics and emergency general surgery. Sellick 1961
- Sellick BA. Cricoid pressure to control regurgitation of stomach contents during induction of anaesthesia. Lancet. 1961 Aug 19;2(7199):404-6.
- Devised in the 1780’s by Charles Kite of Gravesend and then perfected by Brian Sellick
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