Ultrasound quantification of anterior soft tissue thickness fails to predict difficult laryngoscopy in obese patients.

@article{Komatsu2007UltrasoundQO,
  title={Ultrasound quantification of anterior soft tissue thickness fails to predict difficult laryngoscopy in obese patients.},
  author={Ryu Komatsu and Papiya Sengupta and Anu Wadhwa and Ozan Akça and Daniel I Sessler and Tiberiu Ezri and Rainer Lenhardt},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          32-7
        }
}
Morbid obesity is associated with difficult laryngoscopy and intubation. In the general population, bedside indices for predicting difficult intubation (i.e. Mallampati classification, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, mouth-opening and Wilson risk score) have poor-to-moderate sensitivity (20-62%) and moderate-to-fair specificity (82-97%). In the obese population, although the risk of difficult intubation after a positive Mallampati test is 34%, it is still not sufficient to be used… CONTINUE READING

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