• Synthetic pediatric tracheostomy tubes have been a major advance for both short- and long-term airway support. We present a late complication from the use of a Shiley silicone pediatric tracheostomy tube (Silastic), and its radiologic manifestations. To our knowledge, this complication has not been previously reported.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:198-199)
Sullivan MJ, Hom DB, Passamani PP, DiPietro MA. An Unusual Complication of Tracheostomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(2):198–199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860020090019