Percutaneous bedside dilatational tracheotomy has become a safe alternative to open tracheotomy. Based on the widely practiced Seldinger technique, the Ciaglia procedure can be a useful addition to an otolaryngologist's armamentarium. Adherence to a rigid protocol including considerations of contraindications, use of a team approach, and bronchoscopic guidance will ensure optimal outcome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2007|
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