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Mallampati Score

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient prior to intubation using the Mallampati score.

Specialty:

General Surgery & Anesthesiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

C00-D49, I00-I99, J00-J99, K00-K95, M00-M99, N00-N99

Description:

The Mallampati score is a simple grading system evaluating the size of the base of the tongue, which is felt to be an important factor determining the degree of difficulty in direct laryngoscopy.

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