Ultrasonographically guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy after anterior cervical spine fixation.

@article{usti1999UltrasonographicallyGP,
  title={Ultrasonographically guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy after anterior cervical spine fixation.},
  author={Alan {\vS}usti{\'c} and Željko Župan and Neven E{\vs}kinja and A Dirli{\'c} and Goran Bajek},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1078-80}
}
Patients with anterior cervical spine fixation (ACSF) after acute spinal cord injury often require tracheostomy for prolonged ventilatory support and upper respiratory tract clearance. The authors report two patients with ACSF who underwent a successful ultrasonographically guided percutaneous tracheostomy with dilatation forceps technique. Possible… CONTINUE READING