Short- and long-term complications of surgical and percutaneous dilatation tracheotomies: a large single-centre retrospective cohort studyde Kleijn, B. J., Wedman, J., Zijlstra, J. G., Dikkers, F. G. & van der Laan, B. F. A. M., Jun-2019, In : European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 276, 6, p. 1823-1828 6 p.
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ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to determine and compare the incidence of long- and short-term complications of percutaneous dilatation tracheotomies (PDT) and surgical tracheotomies (ST).DesignA single-centre retrospective study.Participants305 patients undergoing a tracheotomy (PDT or ST) in the University Medical Center Groningen from 2003 to 2013 were included. Data were gathered from patient files.Main outcome measuresShort-term and long-term complications including tracheal stenosis.ResultsThe incidence of short- and long-term complications, including tracheal stenosis, was similar in both groups. Analysis of a small high-risk subgroup showed no difference in long-term complications.ConclusionsThe rate of short- and long-term complications, including tracheal stenosis, is equal in PDT and ST. PDT is a safe alternative for ST in selected patients.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-2019|
- Tracheotomy, Tracheostomy, Percutaneous dilatation tracheotomy, Surgical tracheotomy, Long-term complications, Short-term complications, Intraoperative complications, TRACHEOSTOMY, CARE