Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Volume: 3

An Update on Diagnostic Accuracy (CT, X-ray) for Airway Management

Author(s): Montiel Redondo Castillo and Eduardo González Constán

Pp: 1-14 (14)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811432385120030006

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Diagnostic imaging tests play an increasingly important role in diagnosing a difficult airway. The variety of tests and their relatively easy availability provide anaesthesiologists with valuable information regarding the challenge of potential difficulty in managing airways. In this chapter, the radiological parameters proven most useful in the various imaging techniques commonly employed in clinical practice will be reviewed: conventional radiology, computed tomography, and ultrasonography.

Keywords: Acromegaly, Airway assessment, Airway sonography, Computed tomography, Cormack-Lehane grade, Cervical soft tissue, Difficult intubation, Difficult Laryngoscopy, Difficult airway, Diagnostic odds ratios, Hyomental distance, Lateral neck radiography, Morbid obesity, Positive predictive value, Radiological indicator, Thyromental distance, Ultrasound, X-ray.

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