Surgical tracheostomy versus percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. A prospective-randomied study with long-term follow-up

G. Melloni, S. Muttini, G. Gallioli, A. Carretta, S. Cozzi, M. Gemma, P. Zannini

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Abstract

Background. To compare surgical tracheostomy (ST) versus percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) in terms of complication rates. In particular we specifically studied the late tracheal complications of both methods by means of endoscopic controls of patients up to 6 months after the procedures. Methods. Design: prospective-randomized clinical study. Setting: University-affiliated tertiary care referral hospital. Patients: 50 consecutive translaryngeally intubated patients with respiratory failure were randomized to undergo either ST (25 patients) or endoscopic guided PDT (25 patients). Results. ST was performed in 41±14 min versus 14±6 min for PDT (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume43
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Postoperative complications
  • Tracheostomy, instrumentation
  • Tracheostomy, methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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