Results : Tenpediatric patients between the age group of 3-12 yr were examined. In which,occlusion was satisfactory with ETT appropriately placed in retromolar space.
The patients were distributed on the basis of age group, gender, type offractures, changes in SpO2 levels which are shown in Table 1. There was no influence seen of age, sex andhindrance of last molar in oral cavity on availability of retromolar space forRMI. No SpO2 level changes wereobserved in 9 patients. In only 1 patient, changes in airway pressure onocclusion which was managed by manipulation ETT position. Time required for RMItechnique in all patients was less than 4 minutes Mean = 216 seconds(10). Also the ease of procedure in maxilla-mandibular fixation withCap Splint and maintenance of anesthesia was achieved with no anycomplications.
Sr. No. Age and Sex of the Patient Fracture site Change in airway pressure on occluding Change in SpO2 on occluding Preocclusion SpO2 Postocclusion SpO2 Time Required For RMI Complications 1. 7 Yr./ M Symphysis # No No 100 100 200 sec NIL 2. 8 Yr./ M B/L Parasymphysis # No No 100 100 250 sec NIL 3. 10 Yr.
/ M Symphysis & B/L Condyle # No No 99 99 210 sec NIL 4. 7 Yr./ F Rt.
Parasymphysis & Lt. Condyle # No No 100 100 230 sec NIL 5. 8 Yr./ F Symphysis # Yes No 100 100 180 sec NIL 6. 5 Yr./ M B/L Parasymphysis # No No 100 100 190 sec NIL 7.
7 Yr./ M Rt. Parasymphysis & B/L Condyle # Yes No 98 98 200 sec NIL 8. 8 Yr./ F B/L Parasymphysis # No No 99 99 180 sec NIL 9.
6 Yr./ M Lt. Parasymphysis & Rt. Condyle # No No 100 100 250 sec NIL 10. 10 Yr./ M Symphysis & B/L Condyle # No No 100 100 270 sec NIL