Utilization of tracheostomy in craniomaxillofacial trauma at a level-1 trauma center.

@article{Holmgren2007UtilizationOT,
  title={Utilization of tracheostomy in craniomaxillofacial trauma at a level-1 trauma center.},
  author={Eric P Holmgren and Shahrokh C Bagheri and Richard Bryan Bell and Sam Bobek and Eric J. Dierks},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 10},
  pages={2005-10}
}
PURPOSE The decision to perform a tracheostomy on patients with maxillofacial trauma is complex. There is little data exploring the role of tracheostomy in facial fracture management. We sought to profile the utilization of tracheostomy in the context of maxillofacial trauma at our institution by comparing patients who required tracheostomy with and without facial fractures versus those with facial fractures not requiring tracheostomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients admitted to the Trauma… CONTINUE READING
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