Written by Dr. Vivek | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on May 04, 2016

Tracheostomy

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Complications of Tracheostomy

Common complications with tracheostomy are-

► Wound infections

► Air leakage

► Improper air entry

► Tracheal ring narrowing or Stenosis (usually with high tracheostomy)

► Ulceration of the trachea or main bronchi

► Entrapment of air under the skin (called surgical emphysema), this is a self-limiting condition that resolves spontaneously.

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