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July 1972

Tracheostomy Closure and Scar Revisions

Author Affiliations

Downey, Calif
From Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, Calif (Drs. Kulber and Passy), White Memorial Hospital, Downey, Calif (Dr. Kulber), and the University of California, Irvine (Dr. Passy).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(1):22-26. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090060006

A method of repairing posttracheostomy scars and fistulas by excision of present skin defect and isolation of adjacent ribbon neck muscles by suturing them in midline of the neck before closing skin is suggested for good cosmesis and function.