Pediatric tracheocutaneous fistula closure following tracheostomy decannulation.

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Summary of "Pediatric tracheocutaneous fistula closure following tracheostomy decannulation."

To determine the frequency and risk factors that lead to the development of persistent TCF (tracheocutaneous fistula) formation in children following tracheostomy decannulation at our institution.


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Name: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
ISSN: 1872-8464
Pages: 122-127


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