Granuloma associated with fenestrated tracheostomy tubes

Am J Surg. 1985 Aug;150(2):279-80. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(85)90138-2.


Four cases of granuloma that caused tracheal obstruction have been presented. In each, although for different reasons, a tracheostomy was performed and a fenestrated tube inserted. We conclude that the insertion of a fenestrated tube was the direct cause of the excessive amount of granuloma that caused tracheal obstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Granuloma / etiology*
  • Granuloma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tracheal Stenosis / etiology*
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery
  • Tracheotomy / adverse effects*
  • Tracheotomy / instrumentation