Endoscopy is useful during percutaneous tracheostomy

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.977/b (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:977
  1. Paul Jefferson (p.jefferson@dgri.scot.nhs.uk), consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care,
  2. David R Ball, consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care
  1. Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries DG1 4AP

    EDITOR—Percutaneous tracheostomy is now well established in intensive care units in the United Kingdom.1 Routine use of endoscopy during this procedure is less well established, and Susanto's comment that most percutaneous tracheostomies are done under endoscopic guidance requires comment.2 A survey of intensive care units in …

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