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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasonography in Predicting Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy
Dr. Soorya R. Vimal | Dr. C. Madhusoodanan Pillai | Dr. Anil Sathyadas
Abstract: Predicting difficult intubation is a part of pre anaesthetic assessment; many predictors with varying predictive value are available. Ultrasonography is a simple non-invasive tool and has been used to identify difficult intubation. Here the diagnostic accuracy of using pre-epiglottic space thickness in predicting difficult intubation using modified Cormack Lehane grade, is studied in 221 patients undergoing general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation. A strong association between pre-epiglottic space thickness and difficult laryngoscopy was found with a diagnostic accuracy greater than conventional methods.
Keywords: Intubation, Ultrasonography, Pre-epiglottic space
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1152 - 1156