Tracheostomy may not be necessary during surgery

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.329a (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:329
  1. R W R Farrell
  1. Registrar in otolaryngology Department of Otolaryngology, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster DN2 5LT

    EDITOR,—The literature does not usually support P Murthy and M R Laing's view that a tracheostomy is required to maintain the airway during surgery for macroglossia.1 Two more conservative alternatives exist. Nasal intubation in preparation for …

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