Impact of neck length on the safety of percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy: a prospective, randomized study.

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OBJECTIVE To investigate a correlation between neck length and the incidence of complications after both percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy (ST) and to compare the relative safety of the two procedures at our institution. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized study of patients undergoing tracheotomy at a tertiary care center. METHODS Forty-three… (More)

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@article{Tabaee2005ImpactON, title={Impact of neck length on the safety of percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy: a prospective, randomized study.}, author={Abtin Tabaee and Elvin H Geng and Jerry Lin and Stylianos Kakoullis and Brian W. McDonald and Hector Rodriguez and D. Chong}, journal={The Laryngoscope}, year={2005}, volume={115 9}, pages={1685-90} }