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

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-406333
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.40633
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. Pearson's ...

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