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J Otolaryngol. 1984 Oct;13(5):309-11.

Pediatric tracheotomy.

Abstract

The indications and complications of tracheotomy in 93 children between 1970-82 were studied and recorded. There has clearly been a shift in indications for pediatric tracheotomy while the early postoperative complication rate has improved. Longterm tracheotomy is on the increase due to a larger number of children with neurological problems and of infants requiring tracheotomy for chronic obstructive airway disease.

PMID:
6544845
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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