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February 1987

An Unusual Complication of Tracheostomy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Sullivan, Home, and Passamani) and Radiology (Dr DiPietro), University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(2):198-199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860020090019

• 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)

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