Percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy: Ciaglia method

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Percutaneous bedside dilatational tracheotomy has become a safe alternative to open tracheotomy. Based on the widely practiced Seldinger technique, the Ciaglia procedure can be a useful addition to an otolaryngologist's armamentarium. Adherence to a rigid protocol including considerations of contraindications, use of a team approach, and bronchoscopic guidance will ensure optimal outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Bedside
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Ciaglia
  • Dilatational
  • Percutaneous
  • Seldinger
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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