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Tracheal stricture following tracheostomy
  1. P. B. Deverall
  1. Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds, 14


    Six cases of tracheal obstruction following tracheostomy are described in which surgical intervention was necessary. These occurred in a series of 104 tracheostomies. In adults the strictures have occurred at the site of pressure of the tracheostomy tube cuff. Management has been by excision of the stricture with end-to-end reconstruction. Tracheal narrowing in children has been of a different type, occurring at stomal level, and management has been more difficult.

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