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Isah F Bature

National Ear Care Centre Kaduna, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    A Retrospective Analysis of Tracheostomy in Patients with Tumors of the Aerodigestive Tract
    Author(s): Adeyi A. Adoga*, Abdullahi M Kirfi, Isah F Bature and Aminu Bakari

    Background: Airway management in patients with tumors involving the aerodigestive tract can be a challenge as a result of late presentation. Objective: To determine the clinical characteristics of tracheostomy done for patients presenting with tumors in the aerodigestive tract. Methods: A chart review of patients presenting with various tumors in the aerodigestive tract over a 6-year period. Data was analyzed for age, gender, presenting symptoms, duration of symptoms, and diagnosis at presentation, immediate airway intervention measures, definitive intervention and outcome. Results: 52 (35.4%) had tracheostomy, age ranging 2 years to 82 years (Median= 49 years) constituting 48 males and 4 females (M:F= 12:1). Patients in the 6th and 7th decades of life were in the majority. 40 (76.9%) emer.. Read More»

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