Sensitivity of the Combination of Mallampati Scores with Anthropometric Measurements and the Presence of Malignancy to Predict Difficult Intubation


KANDEMİR T., ŞAVLI S., ÜNVER S., KANDEMİR E.

Turkish Journal of Anesthesia and Reanimation, vol.43, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjar.2014.24993
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Anesthesia and Reanimation
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Keywords: Difficult intubation, Mallampati, anthropometric measurements, malignancy, head circumference, TRACHEAL INTUBATION, TESTS, ANESTHESIA, LARYNGOSCOPY, DISTANCE
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the combinations of the Mallampati test and anthropometric measurements with the highest selectivity value. In addition, we aim to identify a possible correlation between head circumference measurement, the presence of malignancy and difficult intubation.