Value of Anthropometric Measurements in Predicting Difficult Laryngoscopy in Children: A Prospective, Observational Study

Aydin G., Gunturk S., Cakmak M., Karaman Y., ÖZTAN M. O. , Bozkurt P. S. , ...More

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.10, no.2, pp.156-163, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier


Objective: Ensuring airway security carries the utmost importance in anesthesia. Specific predictive tests or findings for difficult airway are not defined for children under 3 years old. This study is aimed at finding out the value of anthropometric measurements in the prediction of difficult laryngoscopy and intubation in children by comparing them to direct laryngoscopic evaluation of Cormack-Lehane test and intubation evaluation of intubation Difficulty Scale."