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The anatomical factors in difficult direct laryngoscopy have been assessed. Thirteen patients in whom direct laryngoscopy proved difficult and thirteen control patients, all with teeth, had lateral, postero-anterior and submento-vertical radiographs taken. Several measurements were made and compared. The most important factor determining the ease of(More)
Nine cases of acute epiglottitis in adults, seen over a period of ten years, are presented. The presence of severe pain and dysphagia as universal presenting features are stressed, and the frequent absence of pharyngeal injection is noted. We found that the disease in adults differs from that in children in that pain and dysphagia are more marked, that(More)
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