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What happens when a tracheotomy is removed? Does it close?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Following removal of a tracheotomy tube, the hole in the neck will usually close without any further treatment over days or weeks.

In brief: Yes

Following removal of a tracheotomy tube, the hole in the neck will usually close without any further treatment over days or weeks.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Usually.

The hole will usually close on its own, but not always.
Sometimes a tiny pinhole will remain and need to be closed surgically.

In brief: Usually.

The hole will usually close on its own, but not always.
Sometimes a tiny pinhole will remain and need to be closed surgically.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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