International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part C
A study of evaluation the of difficult endotracheal intubation in thyroid surgeries
Author(s): Dr. V Velkumar, Dr. K Rajachidambaram and Dr. S Amrithkumar
A prospective study to evaluate the incidence of difficult endotracheal intubation in thyroid surgery.
Materials and Methods
Type of study: It is a prospective study
Place of study: Department of Anaesthesiology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College Hospital. 100 adult patients satisfying inclusion criteria were enrolled in this study. General examination included examination for facial anomalies, temporomandibular joint pathology, anomalies of mouth and tongue, pathology of nose, pathology of palate. Height in metre and weight in kilograms were recorded and BMI calculated.
Observation and Result: Evaluation of the incidence of difficult endotracheal intubation in thyroid surgery was done and Body mass index, thyromental distance, interincisor distance were measured. Retrognathia, neck mobility, tracheal deviation and compression were also evaluated. All data were collected and tabulated.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the incidence of difficult endotracheal intubation in thyroid surgery is less. In this study population no specific predictive factors were found to be associated with difficult endotracheal intubation in thyroid swelling.
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Dr. V Velkumar, Dr. K Rajachidambaram, Dr. S Amrithkumar. A study of evaluation the of difficult endotracheal intubation in thyroid surgeries. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2021;4(3):180-190. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i3c.305