Prolong placement of tracheostomy tube causing unusual complication

Mohamad Norkahfi R, and Marina Mat Baki, and Mawaddah Azman, and Abdullah Sani Mohamed, (2016) Prolong placement of tracheostomy tube causing unusual complication. Medicine & Health, 11 (2). pp. 298-302. ISSN 1823-2140


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Tracheostomy can be associated with numerous complications. Here, we present a case of large hypertrophic skin of tracheostoma with tracheal granulation tissue causing malpositioning of tracheostomy tube and airway obstruction, secondary to prolong placement of a cuff tracheostomy tube due to improper tracheostomy care. This case illustrates that awareness and knowledge of proper tracheostomy tube care among medical personnel are very important to avoid any mismanagement that can cause life-threatening complications.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Airway obstruction; Granulation tissue; Hypertrophic; Tracheostomy
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:10853
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Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 01:13
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