T-Modification of Sternotomy to Accommodate a Low-Lying Tracheostomy

Kenneth J. Woodside, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, D. Adrian Olvera, Vincent R. Conti

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A low-lying tracheostomy can complicate a sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting. A modified "T" exposure, transecting the manubrium at the first intercostal space, can be utilized to maintain sternoclavicular architecture and avoid injury to the tracheostomy at the sternal notch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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