Anatomical and functional complications after tracheostomy in patients with burns and inhalation injuries

It is an intricate problem to maintain a free airway in patients with smoke inhalation injuries combined with deep burns of the face, neck and chest. In this paper, we report and discuss late problems after tracheostomy seen in five patients. The causes were anatomical in three patients (tracheo-oesophageal fistula, tracheal stenosis and collapse), and… CONTINUE READING