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Cosmetic tracheostomy locket: an attempt to improve the aesthetic component of tracheostomy tubes

  • K. T. Tzifa (a1), P. J. Jeynes (a1), Z. P. Shehab (a1) and D. W. Proops (a1)

This paper demonstrates the need for a cosmetic device as a necessary adjunct to long-term tracheostomy care. Such devices are not available, at present, from tracheostomy tube manufacturers. The cosmetic tracheostomy cover plate is based on a silver Negus tracheostomy tube, to which the silver chain and cover plate (locket) are attached. The result, for the patient who tried it, was excellent.

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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology
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