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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 235-238

Tracheal granulation as a cause of unrecognized airway narrowing


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Gaurav Bhatia
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.94907

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Tracheostomy is one of the most common elective surgical procedures performed in critically ill patients. The most frequent late complication after tracheostomy is the development of granulation tissue, a complication that may cause airway occlusion or result in airway stenosis. We report the successful management of a patient with tracheal granulation presenting as an unrecognised cause of difficulty breathing.


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