ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Cricothyroidotomy performed by Seldinger method in the management postoperative sputum retention and atelectasis after lung resection
Hüseyin Melek1, Gamze Çetinkaya1, Mehmet Muharrem Erol1, Fatma Nur Kaya2, Ahmet Sami Bayram1
1Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye
2Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anestezi ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.8982
Mini-tracheotomy is a safe and effective method in the prevention and treatment of postoperative sputum retention and atelectasis. It can be applied under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Minitracheotomy-related complications are usually preventable and are rare. In this article, we present the outcomes of Mini-Trach II® Portex Seldinger kit application technique under the guidance of rigid bronchoscopy in patients with atelectasis and sputum retention after lung resection.
Keywords : Atelectasis; cricothyroidotomy; mini-tracheotomy; rigid bronchoscopy; sputum retention
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