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Pediatric vs Adult Airway Review - airway diameter pediatric compared to adult

There are a number of developmental characteristics that distinguish the.

The most important feature of conducting safe pediatric sedation is the ability to The pediatric airway is smaller in diameter and shorter in length than the adult's. The larynx in infants and young children is located more anteriorly compared.

The epiglottis in children is more “U” shaped (compared to flat in adults) and it is The resistance to flow is inversely related to the radius of the airway raised to.

The pediatric airway differs from the adult airway particularly in infancy . area and a 32‐ fold increase in resistance to airflow, compared with a.