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Pediatric Tracheostomy

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Vertical

    • B. 

      Horizontal

  • 2. 
    What is the overall reported mortality rate of pediatric tracheotomies?
    • A. 

      13%

    • B. 

      27%

    • C. 

      42%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 3. 
    What is the reported mortality rate of the pediatric tracheotomy procedure?
    • A. 

      1.6%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      23%

    • D. 

      52%

  • 4. 
    What is the most common intraoperative complication of pediatric tracheotomies?
    • A. 

      Pneumomediastinum

    • B. 

      Esophageal injury

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous emphysema

    • D. 

      Hemorrhage

  • 5. 
    What is the most common early postoperative complication of pediatric tracheotomies?
    • A. 

      Accidental decannulation

    • B. 

      Tracheitis

    • C. 

      Trach tube plugging

    • D. 

      Stomal infections

  • 6. 
    What is a very common late postoperative complication of pediatric tracheotomies?
    • A. 

      Tracheal granuloma

    • B. 

      Tracheal wall erosion

    • C. 

      Trach tube plugging

    • D. 

      Stomal infections

  • 7. 
    What complication can occur if a tracheal cartilage window is removed in a pediatric tracheotomy?
    • A. 

      Tracheitis

    • B. 

      Tracheal wall erosion

    • C. 

      Tracheal granuloma

    • D. 

      Suprastomal collapse

  • 8. 
     Where should nighttime plugging for decannulation occur?
    • A. 

      At home after a successful stint of daytime plugging

    • B. 

      In the office under direct visualization

    • C. 

      In a monitored hospital bed