Difficult intubation due to facial malformations in children: use of the laryngeal mask airway

@inproceedings{Golisch1994DifficultID,
  title={Difficult intubation due to facial malformations in children: use of the laryngeal mask airway},
  author={Wolfgang Golisch and Johannes Franz Hoenig and H. Lange and Ulrich Braun},
  year={1994}
}
Variations in anatomy of the bony and soft-tissue structures of the neck and facial cranium due to trauma, disease, or dysmorphic syndromes may lead to severe intubation problems. These patients are admitted for mandibulofacial and otolaryngologic surgery. It is important to inspect the patient's outer and inner pharyngeal structures carefully during preoperative assessment, as suggested by Mallampati [5]. The observer estimates the facility of intubation by inspection of the faucial pillars… CONTINUE READING