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Retained Tracheostomy Stay Suture with Migration into the Trachea: a case report.
  • James Johns,
  • Andy Habib,
  • Ronak Dixit
James Johns
Georgetown University Medical Center

Corresponding Author:jamesdixonjohns@gmail.com

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Andy Habib
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Ronak Dixit
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
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The stay suture technique (SST) helps ensure safe replacement of the tracheostomy tube after accidental decannulation. We describe a patient found to have a retained stay suture in the glottis 2 weeks post-decannulation. It is important to appreciate the possible complications associated with SST, including airway compromise, infection, and laryngospasm.
30 Sep 2022Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
05 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
05 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
11 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Oct 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
31 Oct 20221st Revision Received
02 Nov 2022Submission Checks Completed
02 Nov 2022Assigned to Editor
02 Nov 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Nov 2022Editorial Decision: Accept