Emergency Tracheostomy

  • Maj Atif Najam 123 Med Bn Karachi
  • Tahir Manzoor CMH Rawalpindi
  • Asad Qayum 123 Med Bn Karachi
Keywords: Emergency tracheotomy, Surgical emphysema, Short term complications


Objectives: The objective of this study is to compare short term complications in elective and emergency tracheostomy
Study Design: Qausi Experimental study
Place and Duration of Study: Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi from Jun 2006 to Jun 2008.
Patients and Method: In this study 120 patients undergoing tracheostomy were included. Patients were purposely divided into two groups of 60 each. Patients in Group A had elective tracheostomy where as group B included 60 patients who under went emergency tracheostomy. Short term complications including haemorrhage, surgical emphysema, cardiac arrest and stomal infection were noted in both groups. Chi-square test was applied as test of significance to compare the two groups.
Results: Emergency tracheostomy in our study is associated with significantly increased risk of haemorrhage and surgical emphysema (p value being <0.05). There was no statistical difference in occurrence of stomal infection and cardiac arrest between the two groups.
Conclusion: Emergency tracheostomy is associated with significantly increased risk of postoperative haemorrhage and surgical emphysema.


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Najam, M. A., Manzoor, T., & Qayum, A. (2010). EMERGENCY TRACHEOSTOMY, AN EXPERIENCE OF 120 CASSES. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 60(3), 423-6. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1456
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