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Table 2 Post-tracheostomy Complications (N = 46)

From: Ten-year experiences with Tracheostomy at a University teaching hospital in Northwestern Tanzania: A retrospective review of 214 cases

Period Complications Frequency Percentage
Intraoperative No complication - -
Immediate complications Bleeding 1 2.2
  Subcutaneous emphysema 1 2.2
Early complications Aspiration pneumonia 6 13.0
  Accidental decannulation 2 4.4
  Tracheal tube obstruction 2 4.4
Late complications Suprastomal granulation tissue 17 37.0
  Stomal infection 11 23.9
  Tracheal stenosis 1 2.2
  Impacted tracheostomy tube 1 2.2