MEASUREMENT OF THYROMENTAL DISTANCE ON CT NECK FILM FOR PREDICTION OF DIFFICULT INTUBATION
*Tanvir Hussain, Anish Patil, Mohammad Hijazi and Abdul Hafeez Khan
Difficult intubation is related with issues linked to morbidity and in the worst-case scenario mortality and thus cannot be constantly predicted by traditional clinical indicators. Preoperative bedside evaluating tests for troublesome tracheal intubation might be effective touchy nor explicit enough for clinical use. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to research if measuring the thyromental distance can be effective against predicting difficult intubation, especially when combined with other tests, such as the Mallampati score and the sternomental distance estimation. Thyromental distance was estimated on Axial CT neck film whereby correlation was possible using the Cormack grade and the Mallampati score.
Keywords: Difficult intubation, thyromental distance, Mallampati oropharyngeal classification, sternomental distance, and laryngoscopy.
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