Permanent tube-free tracheostomy is a surgical technique to create a skin-lined, non-collapsing, non-stenosing and self-sustaining stoma that does not require a cannula to maintain the tract open. A morbidly obese man who suffered from a very severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome benefited greatly from the creation of a PTFT. The surgical technique is briefly described and its potential advantages are discussed.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2002|
- Sleep apnea