Removal of a fractured tracheostomy tube from a child with j
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Methods of opening the airways like tracheostomy are used to provide appropriate ventilation for patients with upper airway problems. Tracheostomy may be accompanied by some complications. In the present study, we reported a 6 year old boy with progressive dyspnoea and cyanosis induced by fracture of a tracheostomy tube. A chest x-ray was obtained showed fracture of the tracheostomy tube within the trachea. He underwent bronchoscopy and the fractured tracheostomy tube was removed. Fracture and aspiration of tracheostomy tube is a rare complication which requires a prompt and precise management. Patient education and care taker’s education regarding the maintenance of tracheostomy tube for prevention of this complication is highly recommended...

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