Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Doctor Should I Consult for Bronchotomy or Tracheostomy ?

You should consult an ENT specialist or an anaesthetist for performing the procedure. Sometimes general surgeons can also do the procedure.

2. What are the Other Names for Bronchotomy?

Other words used to describe bronchotomy are laryngotomy, tracheostomy, tracheotomy, and pharyngotomy.

3. What is the Difference between bronchotomy and Tracheostomy?

In tracheotomy operation a tube is inserted into an opening created in the wall of the trachea whereas in bronchotomy the opening is created higher up in the thyroid cartilage of the wind-pipe. Lower down when bronchotomy is done an opening is made in the left or right bronchus to remove a foreign body or a small tumor.

4. Who is Affected Adversely by Complications in Bronchotomy?

Diabetics, children, smokers, patients on steroids, alcoholics, and patients with respiratory illness are adversely affected by the complications in bronchotomy.

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