Correlation of Neck Circumference with Difficult Mask Ventilation and Difficult Laryngoscopy in Morbidly Obese Patients: an Observational Study.

Ozdilek A. , Beyoglu C. A. , Erbabacan Ş. E. , Ekici B., Altindas F., Vehid S., ...Daha Fazla

Obesity surgery, cilt.28, ss.2860-2867, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11695-018-3263-3
  • Dergi Adı: Obesity surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2860-2867


Purpose Mask ventilation and laryngoscopy can be challenging in morbidly obese patients because of excessive fat tissue. There are studies suggesting that neck circumference is associated with difficult mask ventilation, difficult laryngoscopy, and difficult intubation. The primary aim of our study is to evaluate predictive value of neck circumference for difficult mask ventilation and difficult laryngoscopy in female and male morbidly obese patients separately.