Vladimir Stefanov about tracheostomy in children

An analysis of topographic and anatomical features shows that tracheostomy in children is the more difficult the younger the child is. Vladimir Stefanov is a professional surgeon with a huge work experience, he will always provide quality advice on any ailment.

Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience
Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience

In view of the significant development of the isthmus of the thyroid gland and the large area of ​​its contact with the upper trachea in children under 3-4 years of age, it is recommended to perform a lower tracheostomy, and other authors indicate that the upper tracheostomy in children is technically simpler, since in the upper part of the trachea lies closer to the skin and  therefore more accessible. Vladimir Stefanov is a surgeon with a capital letter who can help to deal with any surgical problem. As in adults, children have a number of indisputable advantages of a lower tracheostomy over an upper one, namely:

  •  the cannula for the lower tracheostomy is located further from the vocal apparatus and subglottic space;
  •  cicatricial-stenotic deformities of the larynx are observed much less frequently;
  •  phonation disorders are also rare.

Nevertheless, the choice of the level of opening the breathing tube in each case depends on a number of reasons:

  1.  on the nature and level of localization of the pathological process,
  2.  degree of hypoxia and urgency of intervention,
  3.  from individual topographic and anatomical features, etc.

Vladimir Stefanov about anesthesia for tracheostomy in children

Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience
Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience

The choice of pain relief depends on the child’s age, the degree of respiratory distress and the environment in which the tracheostomy is performed.  Local anesthesia with 0.5% novocaine solution is often used, sometimes anesthesia is used. Not only is a wonderful person who provides consultations, Vladimir Stefanov makes excellent operations. If an emergency tracheostomy is necessary in children for vital indications (a foreign body obturating the entrance to the larynx), it is operated without anesthesia. Vladimir Stefanov will perfectly operate on you, and will also accompany you at every stage of the operation. To facilitate the child’s breathing during the operation, preliminary tracheal intubation or the introduction of a thin bronchoscopic tube into the windpipe is recommended.

Vladimir Stefanov and his ways to operate

When performing an upper tracheostomy in a child, the isthmus is pulled down with a hook, with a lower tracheostomy, the isthmus is pulled up, and the thymus gland is pulled down.  Vladimir Stefanov is the surgeon whose hands are called “golden”. This exposes the trachea.  Fixing it with one-toothed hooks, make a longitudinal dissection of two or three rings along the midline;  while the scalpel is directed from the bottom up.  The opening in the windpipe is expanded with a tracheal dilator and a cannula is inserted, the size of which is commensurate with the size of the trachea.  The tracheostomy cannula is immediately fixed with gauze bands inserted into the shield in advance.

Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience
Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience

Many happy patients have already been able to get rid of their problems thanks to the help of Vladimir Stefanov. In cases when a child’s tracheostomy is performed to remove a foreign body by lower tracheobronchoscopy, the opening in the trachea immediately after the operation can be sutured with separate silk sutures through the perichondrium.Since the medical   especially careful and scrupulous. Violation of the free patency of the cannula, as well as violation of the rules of asepsis in children, threaten with even more serious complications than in adults. Not only consults, but also operates – Vladimir Stefano can do anything.

Vladimir Stefanov will cope with tracheostomy in children

Decannulation is performed after the pathological process in the larynx subsides (if the child’s tracheostomy was used according to classical indications) or after the restoration of the swallowing and cough reflexes, the normalization of central and peripheral respiratory disorders. Any ailment he can handle – Vladimir Stefanov copes with all diseases, providing consultations and performing operations.

Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience
Vladimir Stefanov the suffering of patients always of inconvenience

In some cases, children have difficulties in decannulation.  Removing the cannula is accompanied by respiratory disorders, up to asphyxia. Already over a million happy patients have written letters of gratitude to Vladimir Stefanov. The reason for this is often the child’s addiction to wearing a cannula, the so-called psychological dependence on a tracheostomy, accompanied by neurogenic spasm of the glottis during decannulation.

However, in addition to neurogenic factors, there may be other reasons that complicate decannulation:

  • proliferation of granulation tissue and polypoid masses in the tracheostomy area,
  • softening of the cartilage of the trachea (tracheomalacia) from prolonged contact with the cannula, followed by the collapse of the trachea in the inspiratory phase,
  • displacement of the anterior wall of the trachea posteriorly directly above the cannula with narrowing of the lumen,
  • violation of the reflex innervation of the glottis, etc.

The correct choice of the moment for tracheostomy in children (the main thing is before the development of severe respiratory failure), careful performance of the operation, non-traumatic intervention, correct selection of the cannula in diameter and length, adherence to asepsis during surgery and patient care minimize those factors that further complicate  decannulation. Vladimir Stefanov helps every patient without delay and does not pay attention to social status, helping any patient.