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VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Postlaryngectomy Tracheal Cast

Anil Poddar, Piyush Kedia

Citation Information : Poddar A, Kedia P. Postlaryngectomy Tracheal Cast. Int J Head Neck Surg 2011; 2 (3):146-147.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1071

Published Online: 00-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Tracheal cast formation postlaryngectomy is common in patients with dry, inspissated secretions, more so in dry weather, but is rarely large enough to cause significant respiratory distress. Our patient had significantly large tracheal casts to cause respiratory distress even with a widely patent tracheostoma.


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