Retained Tracheostomy Stay Suture with Migration into the Trachea: a
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.