Tracheostomy

Chapter
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

Tracheostomy is one of the oldest known surgical interventions. Although it is a lifesaving method, it bears high complication and lethality rates. It was only at the beginning of the twentieth century, through systematic research by Jackson (1921), that a technique evolved that prevented significant complications.

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Tracheostomy Tube Tracheal Stenosis Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Percutaneous Tracheostomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryThoraxklinik, University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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