Is percutaneous tracheostomy the best method in the management of patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation?

Duilio Divisi, Giovanni Stati, Andrea De Vico, Roberto Crisci
Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2015, 16: 69-70
Although percutaneous tracheostomy is a standardized procedure, rare major complications are still being evaluated and discussed. We describe a case of patient, with hemodynamic and respiratory stability, who displayed massive hemorrhage after 16 days of "Ciaglia Blue Rhino" tracheostomy. Unfortunately, neither prompt resuscitation maneuvers nor the surgical approach saved the life of patient.

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