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Does a person die when getting cut in the windpipe for trach?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

It would be very uncommon to die during a tracheotomy except for during an emergency tracheotomy because a person's airway is suddenly obstructed.
Scheduled tracheotomies are generally pretty safe.

In brief: Not usually

It would be very uncommon to die during a tracheotomy except for during an emergency tracheotomy because a person's airway is suddenly obstructed.
Scheduled tracheotomies are generally pretty safe.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: That's a risk

It's a possibility and a risk with the procedure but generally, if we're doing a trach it means that you can't get air any other way and is a life saving procedure.

In brief: That's a risk

It's a possibility and a risk with the procedure but generally, if we're doing a trach it means that you can't get air any other way and is a life saving procedure.
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Dr. Laura Arbogast
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