2009
DOI: 10.1590/s0021-75572009000200003 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Objective: To provide an up-to-date review of pediatric tracheostomy, primarily focusing on indications, surgical technique, complications and hospital and home care.Sources: MEDLINE and PubMed databases were searched using the following keywords: tracheostomy, tracheotomy, children, newborn. Summary of the findings:Indications for tracheostomy in children are changing. Today the most common indication is prolonged ventilation. The age at the time of the procedure has also changed, with a peak incidence of tra… Show more

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