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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

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

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.