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Clin Chest Med. 2003 Sep;24(3):431-5.

Minitracheostomy.

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Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, General Thoracic Surgical Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. wright.Cameron@mgh.harvard.edu

Abstract

Minitracheostomy is a safe bedside procedure that is a useful adjunct to facilitate secretion clearance in patients with sputum retention. It can also be used in a prophylactic fashion after operations in high-risk patients. Insertion requires a trained physician and an assistant. Complications are rare and are usually avoidable.

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