A study of tracheostomy in paediatric age group

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2021, Volume: 23(A), Issue. (1)
First page: (200) Last page: (210)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi: 10.48165/ijabms.2021.23117

A study of tracheostomy in paediatric age group
Nipa Dalal1*,Shreya Desai2,Urvish Shah3, Madhavi Raibagkar4, Kosha Gosalia5 and Jay Kothari6
1Associate professor, 23rd year resident, 3past senior resident, 4HOD and Professor, 52nd year resident, 61st year resident ENT department SVP hospital,
Corresponding Author: Nipa Dalal, Email: drnipadalal@hotmail.com

Online Published on 02-February-2021


Background: Tracheostomy refers to a surgical procedure of creation of a stoma at the skin surface that leads into the tracheal lumen. In recent times tracheostomy is most commonly indicated in patients with prolong intubation. The aim of this study was to establish data regarding indications, complications and techniques of tracheostomy in paediatric age group.Methods: A retrospective study was done in the patients who had undergone tracheostomy in VS Hospital between age group of 1 month to 16 years.
Conclusion: In terms of indications, decannulation and complications the procedure has become safe due to having better equipment’s and facilities


tracheostomy, paediatric, paediatric age group

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