Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-4994
Print ISSN : 2394-4781
Article First Page : 140
Article End Page : 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.