Left-molar approach improves the laryngeal view in patients with difficult laryngoscopy.

@article{Yamamoto2000LeftmolarAI,
  title={Left-molar approach improves the laryngeal view in patients with difficult laryngoscopy.},
  author={Keisuke Yamamoto and Tsunehisa Tsubokawa and Shigeo Ohmura and Hironori Itoh and Tsutomu Kobayashi},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={70-4}
}
BACKGROUND The molar approach of laryngoscopy is reported to improve glottic view in sporadic cases of difficult laryngoscopy. The authors studied the effect of molar approaches and optimal external laryngeal manipulation (OELM) using the Macintosh blade. METHODS A series of 1,015 adult patients who underwent general anesthesia and tracheal intubation was studied. Laryngoscopy was carried out using a Macintosh no. 3 or 4 standard blade. Three consecutive trials of direct laryngoscopy using… CONTINUE READING

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