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Influence of early elective tracheostomy on the incidence of postoperative complications in patients undergoing head and neck surgery

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-406333
Meier, Johannes ; Wunschel, Michael ; Angermann, Anne ; Ettl, Tobias ; Metterlein, Thomas ; Klingelhöffer, Christoph ; Reichert, Torsten E. ; Ritzka, Markus
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2019 13:54


Abstract

Background The incidence of postoperative complications after head and neck surgery is high. This study evaluated the influence of early elective tracheostomy on the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium. Methods We reviewed the data of all patients who had undergone removal of an oropharyngeal tumor and microsurgical tissue transfer at our department in a two year period. ...

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