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Extended indications for percutaneous tracheostomy.

Authors
  • Ben Nun, Alon
  • Altman, Eduard
  • Best, Lael Anson
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Volume
80
Issue
4
Pages
1276–1279
Identifiers
PMID: 16181854
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with adverse conditions had a low complication rate similar to patients with normal conditions. For this reason, we believe that percutaneous tracheostomy is indicated in patients with short, fat neck; inability to perform neck extension; enlarged isthmus of thyroid; previous tracheostomy; or coagulopathy and anti-coagulation therapy.

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