Comparative Study between two Ultrasound Aided Methods in PreoperativeAssessment of Difficult Airway in Obese Patients

ConclusionUltrasonography can be a valuable adjunct in this aspect of airway assessment. Ultrasound assessment of pre-epiglottic tissue thickness at the level of the thyrohyoid membrane may be useful to predict restricted/difficult direct laryngoscopy and difficult intubation. The ratio of hyomental distance between neutral and extended positions may also be a good predictor of difficult direct laryngoscopy.
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