Some ancillary procedures for correction of depressed adherent tracheostomy scars and associated tracheocutaneous fistulae

Victor L. Lewis, Paul N. Manson, Michael C. Stalnecker

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Abstract

A procedure for the surgical correction of depressed tracheostomy scars and tracheocutaneous fistulae is described which involves reapproximation of the strap muscles and the selective application of a subcutaneous Z-plasty. The results are predictable, satisfactory, and the procedure is quite simply accomplished. Utilization of the Z-plasty improves contour in patients with atrophic tissue and assists the distribution of tension forces in subcutaneous and muscular layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-655
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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