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Tracheotomy in the first year of life.
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PMID:  8158739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tracheotomy in infants is considered to be associated with a high complication rate. This study was conducted to establish the indications and complications associated with tracheotomy in patients less than one year old. The charts of 44 consecutive infants operated on between 1982 and 1991 at the Montreal Children's Hospital were reviewed. The intra-operative complication rate was 9%; the postoperative was 18%. Home care was associated with a very low morbidity. The mortality attributable to tracheotomy was 5%. Significant complications were associated with the lack of availability of the correct size tracheotomy cannula. This study finds a significant rate of complications in the infant age group, but differs from other studies in finding that very premature neonates do not experience a higher rate of complications.
A Zeitouni; J Manoukian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0381-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-17     Completed Date:  1994-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610513     Medline TA:  J Otolaryngol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
McGill University, Department of Otolaryngology, Montreal Children's Hospital, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal
Retrospective Studies
Tracheostomy / adverse effects,  mortality
Tracheotomy / adverse effects*,  mortality

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