Pre-Mandatory Procedure

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The patients were assessed in the Pre –anaesthetic clinic. Data collected was entered in a pre-structured questionnaire. A previous history of difficult intubation was noted. BMI, neck circumference, mouth opening, thyromental distance and sterno mental distance was measured. Modified Mallampati classification, presence or absence of impaired temporomandibular joint mobility (inability to move the lower teeth in front of the upper teeth or retrognathia), limited neck movement (inability to extend and flex the neck to a range around 90°), and the presence or absence of abnormally protruding upper teeth were also recorded. Then, the Wilson risk sum score was calculated. In the operating theatre, the patients were positioned with pillows under

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