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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 26(1); 1983 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1983;26(1): 172-6.
Treatment of Decannulation Difficulty Using Silicon T-tube
Soon Woong Kim, MD, and Byoung Yong Yoon, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Inje Medical College, Busan, Korea
Silicone T-tube 揷入으로 治癒된 氣管 Cannula 拔去困難症 2例
金舜雄 · 尹秉鎔
仁濟大學校 醫科大學 耳鼻咽喉科學敎室

The incidence of decannulation difficulty included tracheal stenosis has been reported in recent years because of translaryngeal intubation and tracheostomy although advancing antibiotics and new treatment for these problems. Treatment has always been difficult but in mild cases, a new soft, flexible tracheal T-tube that designed to maintain an adequate tracheal airway as well as to provide support in the reconstructed trachea and in severe cases, transverse resection with subsquent end to end anastomosis has been used in recent years. Authors experienced 2 cases of tracheal stenosis and decannulation difficulty which developed after tracheostomy that was performed due to automobile accident and fall down respectively and using a silicon tracheal T-tube for 3 months good results were obtained. So authors reported with brief review of literatures.

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