Airway Assesment and Complications

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Airway Assesment
Intubation
Physical Examination
• Thyromental distance (distance from
mandiblular symphysis (mentum) to thyroid
notch
• Measurement with neck fully extended
• Difficult intubation: <3 finger breadths, or <6cm
• Mouth opening:<2 fingers associated with
difficult intubation
• Tongue size
• Dentition, dental appliances/ prosthetic caps
• Neck and jaw mobility
Mobility
Mouth opening
Mallampati score
Congenital syndromes associated
with Difficult endotracheal
Intubation
Treacher Collins
Syndrome
Klippel Feil Syndrome
Goldenhar syndrome