Laryngoscopic view: Grading

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Grade I – full view of glottis (can see 100% of black hole)

Grade 2a – partial view of glottis (can less than 100% of black hole)

Grade 2b – only posterior extremity of glottis or only arytenoid cartilages visualized (cannot see black hole but can see floppy tissue below epiglottis)

Grade 3 – can only see epiglottis and none of glottis (cannot see floppy tissue below epiglottis) 

Grade 4 – neither glottis nor epiglottis seen (cannot see anything)

90%

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2018

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70%

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2016

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64%

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2012

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