Trachescopy Findings after Prolonged Intubation with the NL-Tracheostomy Tube
From the literature it is a well known fact that high-pressure, low-volume cuffs usually produce ulceration of the tracheal mucosa during prolonged intubation. It was a great step forward in preventing serious tracheal complications that low-pressure, high-volume cuffs were introduced some 10 years ago.
KeywordsCuff Pressure Tracheal Stenosis Innominate Artery Great Step Scar Contraction
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