Group IVA: Advanced cases: Severe trismus, interincisal distance of less than 15 mm, thickened faucial
pillars, shrunken uvula, restricted tongue movement, presence of circular band around entire lip and mouth.
Voluntary and ends when the bolus passes through the faucial
Exclusion criteria: Differential diagnoses were done for acute streptococcal membraneous tonsillitis, infectious mononucleosis, non-bacterial membraneous tonsillitis, primary herpetic tonsillitis, thrush and post tonsillectomy faucial
membranes in case of tonsillar and pharyngeal diphtheria.
(12) In Mallampati class I, the soft palate, faucial
pillars, and uvula are easily seen; in class II, the same structures are seen, but the uvula is masked by the base of the tongue; in class III, only the soft palate can be visualized; and in class IV, only the hard palate that is in contact with the tongue can be seen.
Pre-anaesthetic examination showed morbid obesity (body mass index of 40), a relatively narrow mouth with a large tongue, complete dentition and prominent faucial
pillars and soft palate, contributing to a Mallampati score of 3.
examined the different sensory modalities that have been used to stimulate the anterior faucial
pillars at the posterior oral cavity, when applied alone and in all combinations, and to record SM-EMG activity .
Class I: Uvula, faucial
pillars and soft palate visible.
On examination with a Jackson laryngoscope, there were no mucosal abnormalities, but a generalized fullness of the left piriform sinus and vallecula was observed, as well as some fullness of the lingual tonsils and faucial
Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior faucial