Christopher Gilbert

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Tracheostomy: indications and complications

Tracheostomy 1. Description of the problem History of tracheostomy Tracheotomy is one of the oldest documented surgical procedures performed, with records of its performance by the ancient Egyptians and Hindus. The first appearance in the medical literature of the tracheostomy procedure is found in the medical text Epitome written by Paul of Aegina (625-690 BC).…

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