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Mallampati Score

Anesthesiologists use the Mallampati score (named after anesthesiologist Dr. Seshagiri Mallampati) to predict the ease of intubation.

The higher the class, the more difficult the airway:

Class 1: Complete visualization of the soft palate

Class 2: Complete visualization of the uvula.

Class 3: Visualization of only the base of the uvula

Class 4: Soft palate is not visible at all

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Disclaimer: This post is for educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. While we strive for 100% accuracy, errors may occur, and medications or protocols may change over time.


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