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Minitracheotomy: a simple alternative to tracheostomy in obstructive sleep apnoea.
  1. A Hasan,
  2. J McGuigan,
  3. M D Morgan,
  4. H R Matthews
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, East Birmingham Hospital.


    A patient with obstructive sleep apnoea sufficiently severe to cause papilloedema was managed temporarily with a minitracheotomy. This allowed arterial oxygen saturation to return to normal while he lost weight, before surgery for his enlarged tonsills.

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