Barros, Ana Paula Brandão; Portas, Juliana Godoy; Queija, Débora dos Santos.
Rev. bras. cir. cabeça pescoço;38(3):202-207, jul.-set. 2009. ilus.
In the last two decades, researchers and clinicians have been concerned to the impact of tracheotomy upon the respiration, communication and swallowing. The tracheotomy is associated to the increased risk of aspiration, and the decanulization can improve the functions quality. In those cases with easy occlusion of the tracheotomy, it is necessary gradually increasing the occlusion time and to observe the respiratory clinical condition. The sequence will vary according to the basic disease and the respiratory situation. The impact of the tracheotomy on the swallowing physiology can be both mechanical and/or functional.(AU)
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