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Ultrasound-Assisted Evaluation of the Airway in Clinical Anesthesia Practice: Past, Present and Future
Oct 25, 2016
The incidence of difficulties encountered in perioperative airway management has been reported to range from 1% to 4%. In patients with head and neck cancers, the incidence can be dramatically higher. Because of high quality of imaging, non-invasiveness and relatively low cost,ultrasonography has been utilized as a valuable adjunct to the clinical assessment of the airway. A review of the literature was conducted with the objective of summarizing the available evidence concerning the use of ultrasound (US) for assessment of the airway, with special emphasis on head and neck cancers...