Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 78–78 | Cite as

Fractured tracheostomy tube

  • A. K. Gupta
  • D. L. Chhangani
Short Reports


A significant number of patients require to wear tracheostomy tubes over a prolonged period. There are several reports of the problems these tubes can create and a comparison of various materials used in their manufacture (Bassoe, & Boe 1960, Saltet al 1960, and Sood in 1973). The following cases are presented because of their unusual nature, where a fractured tracheostomy tube presented as a foreign body.


Foreign Body Poliomyelitis Tracheostomy Tube Tracheal Stenosis Left Main Bronchus 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Gupta
    • 1
  • D. L. Chhangani
    • 1
  1. 1.Deptt. of OtolaryngologyS.M.S. Medical CollegeJaipur

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