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What are the long term effects of having a tracheotomy?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Taking care of it

The long term effects are just related to caring for it making sure it remains clean, open and free from infection.
There is always a risk of bleeding and once removed ( if possible) scarring and narrowing of the airway. Crusting can sometimes be of concern requiring irrigations and possibly antibiotics.

In brief: Taking care of it

The long term effects are just related to caring for it making sure it remains clean, open and free from infection.
There is always a risk of bleeding and once removed ( if possible) scarring and narrowing of the airway. Crusting can sometimes be of concern requiring irrigations and possibly antibiotics.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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