Mandibulohyoid distance in difficult laryngoscopy.

  title={Mandibulohyoid distance in difficult laryngoscopy.},
  author={Hung Chieh Chou and Tsu Lan Wu},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={71 3},
We studied radiographically 11 patients in whom direct laryngoscopy proved difficult and 100 control (general population) subjects. The vertical distance between the mandible and the hyoid bone (mandibulohyoid distance) was measured and the positions of the mandibular angle and hyoid bone determined in relation to the cervical vertebrae. We found that the mandibulohyoid distance was substantially longer in patients whose trachea was difficult to intubate; the mandibular angle tended to be… CONTINUE READING
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