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April 1983

Tracheotomy Tube Replacement-Reply

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(4):277. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800180075022

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In Reply.—I have seen a reprint of Dr Tucker's "Note" in the July 1956 issue of the Archives (64:66-67) regarding safety changing of tracheotomy tubes. It is clear that he has precedence in initiating the use of this "hollow guide" technique. My report validates his conclusions.

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