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Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 1999;256(8):426-8.

Clinical experience with Ciaglia's percutaneous tracheostomy.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Scientific Institute of Research and Care, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.

Abstract

During a 6-year period the authors performed percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in 304 cases using the technique introduced by Ciaglia in 1985. A following study on 40 patients evaluated late complications of PDT; none of the patients developed laryngotracheal stenosis. In our experience PDT has been a very sure technique of securing the airway.

PMID:
10525951
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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