Mallampati classification


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Mallampati classification

(ma-lam-pot′ē)
A four-point scale used to assess the relative ease of oral (endotracheal) intubation of a patient based on the size and position of the tongue relative to the size of the pharyngeal opening. The patient should be assessed in the sitting position, with the neck in neutral position, the mouth maximally opened, and the tongue protruded as far as possible. The four classifications of the scale are: 1.full visibility of the soft palate, uvula, tonsillar pillars, and fauces; 2.visibility of the soft palate and part of the pendant uvula; 3.visibility of the soft palate and only the base of the uvula; and 4.visibility of only the hard palate.
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Huang H, Lee M, Shih Y, Chu H, Huang T, Hsieh T Modified mallampati classification as a clinical predictor of peroral esophagogastroduodenoscopy tolerance.
Dental hygienists can use screening tools, like the Mallampati classification, STOP questionnaire and STOPBANG questionnaire, which provide an opportunity to assist in detection.
The predictive value of screening tests for difficult larygoscopy: interincisor gap,thyromental distance, Mallampati classification,ratio of height to thyromentaldistance in Chiang Rai Hospital Department of Anesthesiology.
Comparison of upper lip bite test and modified Mallampati classification in predicting difficult intubation.
The question being asked by the researchers was two-fold: Would obese (high BMI) children with OSA compared to non-obese (normal BMI) children with OSA have less adenotonsillar hypertrophy and a higher Mallampati classification score?
The researchers utilized the Mallampati classification during the oral assessment to classify the pharyngeal soft tissues.
Predicting difficult intubation-a comparison between mallampati classification and wilson risk-sum.
50% (b) 79 kg *MP #1 *MP #2 *MP #3 Miller 54% 31% 15% Macintosh 53% 38% 9% * MP refers to Mallampati classification, (a) = standard deviation of 18.
Predicting difficult laryngoscopy in acromegaly: A comparison of upper lip bite test with modified Mallampati classification.
This study is an attempt to compare Ratio of Patient's Height to Thyromental Distance (RHTMD), Thyromental Distance and Modified Mallampati classification for predicting difficult intubation.
Mallampati classification, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, mouth-opening and Wilson risk score) have poor-to-moderate sensitivity (20-62%) and moderate-to-fair specificity (82-97%).
To compare the new airway index proposed by Smarajith Sur Roy with modified Mallampati classification and also with Cormack and Lehane grading for predicting difficult intubation.