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Closure of persistent tracheocutaneous fistulas in pediatric burn patients

from Journal of Burn Care & Research

Tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) is a common complication that occurs after decannulation of a long-term tracheostomy. Numerous studies have demonstrated the incidence of TCF formation to positively correlate with an increasing duration of cannulation, specifically in children. Treatment of a persistent TCF in a child has been well described in the literature, with good response to local measures such as curettage and silver nitrate. more

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