minitracheostomy

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minitracheostomy

A small-bore (e.g., 4 mm in diameter) percutaneous cricothyroidotomy device, which allows immediate and repeated aspiration of the tracheobronchial tree by minimally trained staff for effective management of sputum retention.
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