Tracheal cartilage fracture with the percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, Ciaglia method.


Patient was sedated with fentanyl and midazolam. Oral cavity and pharynx were locally anesthetized with lidocaine. The ET tube was withdrawn as tube cuff was placed between vocal cords using bronchoscope. Angiocath was inserted between the first and second tracheal cartilages and a guidewire was inserted through it.. The angiocath was then withdrawn and… (More)


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