Complications of tracheostomies in neurosurgical patients.


The records of the neurosurgical patients with tracheostomies who were treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center during the past 5 years were reviewed. Of the 84 such patients, 45% had posttracheostomy complications, including pneumonitis, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, infected stoma, subcutaneous emphysema, tracheal stenosis, aspiration… (More)


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