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Tracheostomy Tube



Types of Tracheostomy Tube

A tracheostomy tube, or “trach tube”, is a 2-inch- to 3-inch-long curved metal or plastic tube placed in a surgically-created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open.

Types

There are several types of tracheostomy tubes, depending on the requirements of the patient:

  • Shiley: Standard
  • Bivona: a silicon tube with metal rings that are good for airways with damage to the tracheal rings or otherwise not straight.
  • Fenestrated: supports use of a a Passey Muir valve

Uses

Placed in a surgically-created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open.

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References

1. “Tracheostomy Tube, Wikipedia”

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