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He subsequently validated this clinical sign and refined it to the four-grade system that is is now widely used in today's anaesthesia.



Mallampati Scoring

  1. Class 1:  Tonsils clearly visible
  2. Class 2: Hard and soft palate Visible Upper half of tonsil visible
  3. Class 3: Soft and Hard Palate base are clearly visible
  4. Class 4: Only Hard Palate visible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ken True History of Surgery and Anaesthesia