Can a difficult endotracheal intubation be predicted

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

MacroglossiaFacial burns/singed facial hairs
Cleft or high arched palateFacial fractures/oral trauma
Protruding upper incisorsForeign body
Small mouth
Limited mobility of temporomandibular joint

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