Use of sonography for airway assessment: an observational study.

  title={Use of sonography for airway assessment: an observational study.},
  author={Mandeep Singh and Ki Jinn Chin and Vincent W.S. Chan and David Wong and Govindarajulu Arun Prasad and Eugene Yu},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  volume={29 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of sonography in identifying the anatomic structures of the upper airway and to describe their appearance on sonography. METHODS We enrolled 24 healthy volunteers, placed them supine with their head extended and neck flexed (the "sniffing" position), and performed a systematic sonographic examination of their upper airway from the floor of the mouth to the suprasternal notch. RESULTS We were able to visualize all relevant… CONTINUE READING
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