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Rigid bronchoscopy-guided percutaneous tracheostomy.

Authors
  • Grigo, A S1
  • Hall, N D P
  • Crerar-Gilbert, A J
  • Madden, B P
  • 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George's Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of anaesthesia
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
95
Issue
3
Pages
417–419
Identifiers
PMID: 16040639
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a case series of seven patients that demonstrates the usefulness of rigid bronchoscopy in percutaneous tracheostomy. The technique was used in selected patients who had a previous tracheostomy, a difficult airway, high risk of bleeding, or a tracheal stent in place.

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