tracheal ulceration

tra·che·al ul·cer·a·tion

erosion of the tracheal mucous membrane with, in some cases, exposure of the cartilaginous rings, at the site at which a cuffed tracheostomy tube has been present for some time.
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We observed particular clinical disadvantages of these tubes--that of tracheal ulceration (1 case), distortion of soft tracheal graft tissue (1 case) and airway obstruction when the tip embedded into the tracheal wall (1 case).
This allows a wider distribution of pressure on the trachea and reduces the incidence of tracheal ulceration or stenosis.