Tracheostomy in children--the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital experience 1980-1985.

@article{Prescott1989TracheostomyIC,
  title={Tracheostomy in children--the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital experience 1980-1985.},
  author={Carol A Prescott and M J Vanlierde},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={1989},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={97-107}
}
During the 6 years (1980-1985) at The Red Cross Children's Hospital 293 children required a tracheostomy during treatment of a variety of disorders. Of these children 44% were under 1 year of age. Indications are discussed of which the commonest was LTB. Of the 3500 children seen with laryngotracheobronchitis (LTB) 4.6% had a tracheostomy--28% of those requiring airway intervention. Overall 67% of the children were decannulated within 10 weeks and 92% within a year. For 56% one or more further… CONTINUE READING