Paediatric tracheostomy in Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia - A changing trend

S. H A Primuharsa Putra, Cheng Yong Wong, M. Y S Hazim, M. A R Megat Shiraz, Bee See Goh

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Abstract

Indication for pediatric tracheostomy has changed. Upper airway obstruction secondary to infectious disorders is no longer the commonest indication. The aim of this study was to establish data on indications, outcome and complications of pediatric tracheostomy. A retrospective analysis of pediatric tracheostomies carried out between March 2002 to March 2004 was done. Eighteen patients were identified. The commonest indication was prolonged ventilation (94.5%) followed by pulmonary toilet (5.5%). None was performed for upper airway obstruction. Postoperative complications were encountered in six patients (33.3%), the commonest being accidental decannulation notably in children less than six years of age. Twelve patients (66.6%) were successfully decannulated. The mortality rate was 16.6%. All death were non tracheostomy related. The commonest indication for tracheostomy was prolonged ventilation and tracheostomy in children is relatively safe despite complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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Keywords

  • Changing trend
  • Pediatric
  • Tracheostomy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Putra, S. H. A. P., Wong, C. Y., Hazim, M. Y. S., Shiraz, M. A. R. M., & Goh, B. S. (2006). Paediatric tracheostomy in Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia - A changing trend. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61(2), 209-213.

Paediatric tracheostomy in Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia - A changing trend. / Putra, S. H A Primuharsa; Wong, Cheng Yong; Hazim, M. Y S; Shiraz, M. A R Megat; Goh, Bee See.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 61, No. 2, 06.2006, p. 209-213.

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Putra, SHAP, Wong, CY, Hazim, MYS, Shiraz, MARM & Goh, BS 2006, 'Paediatric tracheostomy in Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia - A changing trend', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 209-213.
Putra, S. H A Primuharsa ; Wong, Cheng Yong ; Hazim, M. Y S ; Shiraz, M. A R Megat ; Goh, Bee See. / Paediatric tracheostomy in Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia - A changing trend. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2006 ; Vol. 61, No. 2. pp. 209-213.
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