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Needle cricothyrotomy

Needle cricothyrotomy

Needle cricothyrotomy: Needle cricothyrotomy is an emergency procedure to establish an airway by puncturing the skin with a needle between the cricoid and thyroid cartilages (cricoid membrane) to access the trachea.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Needle cricothyrotomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Needle cricothyrotomy:

  • Foreign object blocking airway
  • Failed oral and nasal intubation
  • Facial trauma
  • Anaphylaxis

Other Surgical Options: Needle cricothyrotomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Needle cricothyrotomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Needle cricothyrotomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Needle cricothyrotomy may include:

  • None, patient unconscious

Procedure Complications: Needle cricothyrotomy

Possible surgical complications of Needle cricothyrotomy may include:

  • Thyroid membrane perforation
  • Bleeding
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Hoarse voice
  • Larynx (voice box) damage
  • Pulmonary aspiration
  • Tracheal stenosis (narrowing)
  • Laryngeal nerve injury
  • Esophageal fistula
  • Fracture of thyroid cartilage

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Needle cricothyrotomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis as a life-saving technique is excellent.

Needle cricothyrotomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Needle cricothyrotomy) include:

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