Operative tracheotomy

W. Cooper Scurry, Johnathan D. McGinn

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Abstract

Tracheotomy is a surgical procedure in which a tracheocutaneous airway is created in the anterior neck. Tracheotomy may be indicated in many situations such as prolonged endotracheal intubation, acute or chronic upper airway obstruction, bronchopulmonary hygiene, or in certain otolaryngologic surgical procedures. The basic technique and variations are described. Complications and a review of the literature is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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