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February 1978

The Long Tracheostomy Tube: Alternative Management of Distal Tracheal Stenosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Dr Levine is now a Head and Neck Fellow with the Section of Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(2):108-110. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790020050011

• The incidence of tracheal strictures has greatly increased, and even in the most controlled clinical setting, the treatment of this problem requires sophisticated surgical management.

We present an alternative method of management that was initially used to secure a temporary airway in young and debilitated patients. This technique has provided both immediate relief of the airway obstruction and definitive long-term correction of the stenosis, with a low complication rate.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:108-110, 1978)

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