Mallampati Scale

A clinical instrument used to assess the ease of obtaining an airway
Class I Visualization of the soft palate, fauces, uvula, and both anterior and posterior pillars
Class II Visualization of the soft palate, fauces, and uvula
Class III Visualization of the soft palate and the base of the uvula
Class IV (difficult) The soft palate is not visible at all
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The intubation condition according to the Mallampati scale was assessed as class 4, and she displayed normal neck mobility.
The Mallampati scale allows to visualize the entire structure of the pharynx (Table 1), patients were classified as Mallampati as follows: Class I, II, III and IV (3-5,15).
In assessing the Mallampati scale confirmed that the type of mouth is brachycephalic class III, preventing the display of respiratory structures, with a language which makes the observation from the bottom of the larynx.
6) Classifications of 3 or 4 on the Mallampati scale should be referred out for a polysomnography test.
The Mallampati scale can also be used to quantify degrees of oropharyngeal narrowing.