If an injury to the larynx is suspected, and if the condition of the patient is such that prolonged intubation is deemed necessary, then a tracheostomy should be performed at the outset. Formal tracheostomy takes much longer than cricothyroidostomy and if life is in jeopardy then cricothyroidostomy is to be preferred. If, however, the patient’s condition is stabilised, then tracheostomy is much more reliable and is much more easy to manage.
KeywordsTracheostomy Tube Tracheal Stenosis Neck Injury Tracheal Ring Percutaneous Tracheostomy
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