Percutaneous subcricoid minitracheostomy: report of 50 procedures.


A minitracheostomy is a small cannula in the trachea that allows permanent access to the tracheal lumen and that is used for the evacuation of bronchial secretions. It generally is performed through the cricothyroid membrane. We used a Seldinger technique in 50 patients to insert a minitracheostomy cannula in the subcricoid position. This technique proved… (More)


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@article{Heurn1995PercutaneousSM, title={Percutaneous subcricoid minitracheostomy: report of 50 procedures.}, author={L. W. Ernest van Heurn and Geert-Jan van Geffen and P. R. Brink}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1995}, volume={59 3}, pages={707-9} }