LATERAL TRACHEOSTOMY IN AN EXTENSIVE CUTANEOUS HEMANGIOMA PATIENT

@inproceedings{Mohamad2009LATERALTI,
  title={LATERAL TRACHEOSTOMY IN AN EXTENSIVE CUTANEOUS HEMANGIOMA PATIENT},
  author={Irfan Mohamad and Norhafiza Mat Lazim},
  year={2009}
}
Midline tracheostomy is a common procedure in Otorhinolaryngology. The indication varies from one patient to another. It is performed mainly in emergency situations to provide effective airway. Some elective surgery for example surgery involving oral cavity may need tracheostomy. However, in some cases, lateral tracheostomy may be needed. We describe a case of a man with extensive cutaneous hemangioma crossing midline in which a lateral tracheostomy is needed.