A model for tracheal study.

@article{Fredrickson1976AMF,
  title={A model for tracheal study.},
  author={John M. Fredrickson and J. H. Rogers},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1976},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={
          1738-42
        }
}
While attempting to devise a valvular device to prevent aspiration in tracheo-esophageal anastomosis, we employed a model in the dog, which we feel would be very useful in the study of other tracheal problems. Essentially, a segment of trachea with its blood supply intact is isolated and turned through 90 degrees. One end of the segment is then anastomosed to the skin whereas the other end is either anastomosed to the gullet or covered with silastic, depending upon the required investigation… CONTINUE READING

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