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Clin Chest Med. 1991 Sep;12(3):589-95.

Early complications of tracheotomy. Incidence and management.

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Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

Tracheotomy is associated with multiple and potentially life-threatening complications even under elective conditions. Minor bleeding, tube displacement or obstruction, subcutaneous emphysema, and pneumothorax are the most commonly encountered complications. Attention to details and the availability of adequate instrumentation, lighting, and trained personnel are essential to minimize morbidity.

PMID:
1934959
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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