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Table 2 Tracheostomy-related complications

From: Analysis of morbidity, mortality, and risk factors of tracheostomy-related complications in patients with oral and maxillofacial cancer

  Complications Serious complications Minor complications
Early postoperative period    
 Tracheitis 4 3 1
 Obstructed tracheostomy 9 6 3
 Displaced tracheostomy 5 1 4
 Air leakage 1 0 1
Late postoperative period    
 Stomal dehiscence 1 0 1
 Decannulation failure 2 2 0
  1. Data in the table are the frequencies (number) of complication by severity