Tracheostomy in Palliative Care

Teresa Chan, Anand K. Devaiah

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The use of tracheostomy in palliative care offers a viable option for airway control. Through a dialogue with the patient, family, and a multidisciplinary set of providers, this procedure can be a useful component to a patient's overall palliative care plan. The authors discuss techniques for placing a tracheostomy tube and indications for placement in palliative care for alleviation of chronic and acute symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • ALS
  • Aspiration
  • End of life
  • Palliation
  • Respiratory failure
  • Tracheostomy
  • Ventilator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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