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Whats the difference between a tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: An incision
Endotracheal intubation is usually done through the mouth and sometimes through the nose.
Tracheostomy involves an incision through the neck into the trachea.

In brief: An incision
Endotracheal intubation is usually done through the mouth and sometimes through the nose.
Tracheostomy involves an incision through the neck into the trachea.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Mouth vs surgical
Endotracheal intubation is the breathing tube in the mouth or nose, usually for general anesthesia and short term intensive care unit care.
Tracheostomy is a surgically placed hole in the front of the neck where the tube is passed. This is for long term need for a breathing tube, with or without a ventilator (breathing machine).

In brief: Mouth vs surgical
Endotracheal intubation is the breathing tube in the mouth or nose, usually for general anesthesia and short term intensive care unit care.
Tracheostomy is a surgically placed hole in the front of the neck where the tube is passed. This is for long term need for a breathing tube, with or without a ventilator (breathing machine).
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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