Tracheotomy

  • Jameson L. Chassin

Abstract

As mentioned in Chap. 97, tracheotomy is not the optimal operation for use in emergency situations in the absence of adequate light, instruments, and suction apparatus. Under these conditions, orotracheal intubation or cricothyroidotomy are far better procedures.

Keywords

Endotracheal Tube Tracheotomy Tube Innominate Artery Cricoid Cartilage Tracheal Ring 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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