Comparision of airway assessment by Mallampati classification and cormack and lehane grading in Indian population

Authors : Ramapati Sanyal, Subrata Ray, Prithviraj Chakraverty, Muku Kanti Bhattacharya

DOI : 10.18231/2394-4994.2019.0026

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Year : 2019

Page No : 140-142

Introduction: This prospective cross-sectional observational study was undertaken to compare preanaesthetic predictive value of Modified Mallampati classification in relation to Cormac Lehane grades in Indian population.
Materials and Methods: One hundred patients of either sex, who have underwent general anaesthesia were includes in the study. Inclusion criteria were aged between 18 to 60 years, ASA grades I and II, weighing between 45- 80 kg. The parameters observed were, Mallampati class (MMT) during pre anaesthetic assessment and their percentages, Cormack and Lehane grades (CL) at intubation and their percentages and correlation of Cormack and Lehane grading and Mallampati classification.
Results: Out of 100 patients, men women ratio was 1: 2.1(32: 68), mean age of the patients were 43.15± 12.96yrs, mean BMI of the patients were 23.34 ± 1.34 kg/m?2;. The corrected chi square test showed a value of 76.8 with a P value of < 0>
Conclusion: To increase predictive value of preassessment of difficult airway, Mallampati test should be supplemented by other airway assessment tools.

Keywords: Mallampati test, Predictive value, Difficult intubation.

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