Importance of Neck Circumference to Thyromental Distance Ratio: A Preoperative Bedscreening Test Characterizing the Complexity of Endotracheal Intubation in Obese Patients

Authors : Dr. Debolina Sarkar

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 1 - January

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This study is performed to assess the ability of an index: the ratio of Neck Circumference/Thyromental Distance (NC/TM), to predict difficult airways in obese patients and to develop a predictor for difficult intubation that is simple and easy to perform with high specificity and sensitivity compared with established indices.

Keywords : Obesity, Difficultintubation, Neck Circumference to Thyromental Distance ratio.


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