Tracheostomy

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  • Tracheostomy refers to the creation of a communication between the trachea and the overlying skin
  • This may be done either by open or percutaneous technique. This chap- ter will focus on the open surgical technique in the adult patient.

Decision Making[edit]

Surgical Anatomy[edit]

Pre-operative Planning[edit]

Consent[edit]

Risks[edit]

Alternatives[edit]

Surgical Instruments[edit]

Anaesthesia, positioning and draping[edit]

Skin Marking[edit]

Surgical Steps[edit]

Post-operative care[edit]

Follow-up[edit]

Complications[edit]

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