Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 6, P443-446, 1985

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Emergency cricothyrostomy—Technique and anatomical considerations

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      Cricothyrostomy is the procedure of choice for emergency airway control when nasotracheal and endotrachealintubation are not possible or contraindicated. A vertical skin incision followed by a horizontal incision in the cricothyroid membrane are used. A number 6 tracheostomy tube should be used due to the anatomic size of the cricothyroid space. Using this technique, complications are rare.


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