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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 183-187

Starplasty: A new design for pediatric tracheostomy

Department of Otolaryngology, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mostafa I. Ammar
Department of Otolaryngology, Tanta University, El Geish Street 64, 6th floor apartment No. 605, Tanta 31211
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1012-5574.133227

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We are describing a new design of pediatric tracheostomy planned for long periods of time. The procedure entails creating a mature tracheo-cutaneous track through three dimensions Z-plasty design. This technique showed superiority to other currently available techniques in reducing the incidence of teacheostomy complications, specially serious hypoxemia after accidental deacannulation. However, this is on the expense of persistence of tracheo-cutaneous fistula after decanuulation.

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