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The description of the tracheostomy covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of upper airway obstruction. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: skin incision, approaching the trachea, tracheal incision, inserting the cannula, closure. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2001-10-01