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Percutaneous tracheostomy 

Percutaneous tracheostomy
Percutaneous tracheostomy

Ahmed Labib

, and Andrew R Bodenham

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date: 26 June 2022

Percutaneous tracheostomy is a common procedure in the intensive care unit, and ultrasound can be used to improve the safety and success of the procedure. This chapter reviews the role of a pre-procedural ultrasound examination and describes the technique and the normal sonoanatomy. The use of ultrasound to guide tracheal cannulation during percutaneous tracheostomy and crycothyrotomy is also described.

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