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Infant tracheotomy--endoscopy and decannulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2286504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The records of 73 infants aged 24 months or less who underwent tracheotomy in a 10-year period were reviewed. Two common problems before decannulation were granulations and suprastomal collapse of the anterior tracheal wall above the internal stoma. There were no decannulation failures which could not be accounted for by the primary airway problem. There was no evidence of unexplained "dependence" on the tracheotomy. The results confirm that tracheotomy in the infant patient can be safe both short-term and long-term. There has been no similar long-term review of tracheotomy in small infants indicating the place of endoscopy and the technique of decannulation.
B Benjamin; J W Curley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-22     Completed Date:  1991-03-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ear, Nose and Throat Department, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Laryngeal Diseases / surgery
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tracheotomy* / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods,  statistics & numerical data

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