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Table 2 Mallampati classification

From: Neuroplasticity induced by general anaesthesia: study protocol for a randomised cross-over clinical trial exploring the effects of sevoflurane and propofol on the brain – A 3-T magnetic resonance imaging study of healthy volunteers

Class Visible parts by inspection of open mouth
I Soft palate, fauces, tonsillar pillars and uvula
II Soft palate, fauces and uvula
III Soft palate and base of uvula
IV Soft palate invisible