Percutaneous dilatational cricothyroidotomy: Outcome with 44 consecutive patients

@article{Barrachina1996PercutaneousDC,
  title={Percutaneous dilatational cricothyroidotomy: Outcome with 44 consecutive patients},
  author={F. Barrachina and Juan Jos{\'e} Guardiola and T. A{\~n}{\'o} and Ana R Ochagavia and J. -C. Marine},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={22},
  pages={937-940}
}
To assess the value of the percutaneous dilatational technique in elective cricothyroidotomy. Forty-four consecutive patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. The general 14-bed intensive care unit of a university hospital. Fourty-four percutaneous dilatational cricothyroidotomies using a multiple-dilator wire-guided procedure. The average duration for the procedure was 11 min in 37 patients. No significant complications occurred intraoperatively except for one paratracheal cannula… CONTINUE READING

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