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Aspirated stoma button: an unusual complication

  • N. Sanjeevan (a1), J. Mathews (a1) and M.S. McCormick (a1)

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The larynx functions as a protective valve of the upper airway. An end-tracheostomy represents a risk factor for foreign body aspiration. We describe a case of tracheostomy stoma button aspiration, leading to recurrent chest infection and irreversible lung damage, necessitating a pneumonectomy. This is the first reported case of this kind. This case also emphasizes the importance of patient education and of stoma button design.

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Aspirated stoma button: an unusual complication

  • N. Sanjeevan (a1), J. Mathews (a1) and M.S. McCormick (a1)

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