Measurement of laryngeal dimensions in neonates
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Intimate knowledge of laryngeal anatomy and various laryngeal dimensions is crucial for successful airway management. Selection of a proper endotracheal tube is also a critical factor. Subglottic dimension is the most important measurement of larynx because of it being the narrowest part of the infant larynx. Data about various infantile laryngeal dimensions in Indian population is sparse. In this article, we present various laryngeal dimensions using 30 infantile laryngeal autopsy specimens and review of literature.
Key wordsLaryngeal anatomy Subglottic anatomy Pediatric airway Endotracheal intubation
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