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Can a difficult endotracheal intubation be predicted?
Not always, so it is important to have people experienced with airway management available, especially when a difficult intubation is anticipated. The conditions found in the below table often result in difficult intubations.
Conditions Found in Difficult Intubations
|Facial burns/singed facial hairs
|Cleft or high arched palate
|Facial fractures/oral trauma
|Protruding upper incisors
|Limited mobility of temporomandibular joint