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AIRWAY

ASSESSMENT

Dr. ABDUL HAMID ALRAIYES


Why airway assessment is
important
DISASTER!!!!
With better assessment
WHAT DO WE
HAVE TO
LOOK FOR IN
THE PREOP
VISIT ?
1.HEAD AND NECK FRONT
AND SIDE VEIW
2.NECK SIZE & MOVEMENTS

No restrictions
3.THYROMENTAL DISTANCE

7- 10 cm
4.Bite test (upper lip)
5.MOUTH OPENING

NOT
LESS
THAN
5 CM
6.MALLAMPATI
MALLAMPATI (children)
When do we
predict difficult
airway AND
difficult BVM
ventilation ?
1. Gender

MALE > FEMALE


2.AGE

40-60 years
3.BEARDED
4.OBESITY
5.TOOTH LESS
6. HISTORY OF SNORING
SUMMARY

 Preoperative assessment
1. Head and neck front and side view
2. Neck size and movement
3. Thyromental distance
4. Bite test
5. Mouth opening
6. Mallampati
SUMMARY
 Prediction of
difficulty
1. Male
2. 40-60 years old
3. Bearded
4. Obese
5. Tooth less
6. History of snoring
THAN
K
YOU