Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2020 Jun;29(3):329-332
Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Shanghai 200127, China.
Purpose: To assess the factors affecting selection of tracheostomy after mandibulectomy.
Methods: The clinical data of 165 patients who were divided into intubated group and tracheostomy group were collected from January 2008 to December 2012 in Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, including demographics, smoke habits, alcohol consumption, pulmonary disease, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification, history of jaw operation, length of surgery, preoperative radiotherapy, free flap reconstruction, resection over the anterior midline, and radical neck dissection. The postoperative outcomes, such as the duration of keeping tube, the length of ICU stay, the length of hospital stay, and the number of complications and death were collected. Read More