International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

SYMPOSIUM - ICU & TRAUMA PROCEDURE COMPLICATION
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179--188

An overview of complications associated with open and percutaneous tracheostomy procedures


Anthony Cipriano1, Melissa L Mao1, Heidi H Hon1, Daniel Vazquez2, Stanislaw P Stawicki1, Richard P Sharpe1, David C Evans2 
1 Department of Surgery, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, United States
2 Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Correspondence Address:
Stanislaw P Stawicki
St. Luke«SQ»s University Health Network, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - 18015
United States

Tracheostomy, whether open or percutaneous, is a commonly performed procedure and is intended to provide long-term surgical airway for patients who are dependent on mechanical ventilatory support or require (for various reasons) an alternative airway conduit. Due to its invasive and physiologically critical nature, tracheostomy placement can be associated with significant morbidity and even mortality. This article provides a comprehensive overview of commonly encountered complications that may occur during and after the tracheal airway placement, including both short- and long-term postoperative morbidity.


How to cite this article:
Cipriano A, Mao ML, Hon HH, Vazquez D, Stawicki SP, Sharpe RP, Evans DC. An overview of complications associated with open and percutaneous tracheostomy procedures.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:179-188


How to cite this URL:
Cipriano A, Mao ML, Hon HH, Vazquez D, Stawicki SP, Sharpe RP, Evans DC. An overview of complications associated with open and percutaneous tracheostomy procedures. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];5:179-188
Available from: https://www.ijciis.org/article.asp?issn=2229-5151;year=2015;volume=5;issue=3;spage=179;epage=188;aulast=Cipriano;type=0