Surgical aspects of tracheostomy in children.

  title={Surgical aspects of tracheostomy in children.},
  author={Lesley-Ann Cochrane and Christian Martin Bailey},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={7 3},
Tracheostomy involves the surgical formation of a stoma between the trachea and the skin. It is classically thought of as a treatment to alleviate airway obstruction; however, its clinical applications are varied and include long-term ventilatory support, being an aid in pulmonary toilet and use as a covering procedure during airway surgery. In this article… CONTINUE READING