Vertically unstable fractured mandibular segment with attached genial tubercles as a parameter for difficulty during intubation for general anaesthesia —substantiation with computed tomographic (CT) scan evidence

ConclusionComputer tomographic findings confirm that the displacement of fractured mandible and resultant displacement of the genial musculature have their effect on the laryngeal morphology. These posttraumatic changes in cases with dorsally displaced vertically unstable fractured mandibular segment with attached genial tubercles should be considered as a vital parameter for assessing difficulty during intubation.
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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