A Comparison of Cormeck-Lehane and Mallampati Tests with Mandibular and Neck Measurements for Predicting Difficult Intubation

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ACER N. , Akkaya A., Tugay B. U. , ÖZTÜRK A.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.28, sa.2, ss.157-163, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5174/tutfd.2010.03475.1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.157-163


Objective: Various prediction tests were formulated to forecast difficult intubation. The Mallampati test, Wilson score, Cormack-Lehane test and thyromental distance are the most commonly used tests pre-operatively to assess the airway. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether a combination of the Mallampati and Cormack-Lehane's classification to predict difficult intubation compared with sternomental and thyromental distances, mandibular length, width and neck length and circumference.