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Arch Emerg Med. 1989 June; 6(2): 143–145.
PMCID: PMC1285583

A study of the performance of cricothyroidotomy on cadavers using the Minitrach II.


Cricothyroidotomy was attempted on 15 cadavers. Five out of 15 doctors failed to cannulate the trachea. The high failure rate and incidence of complications are discussed. All doctors found the experience beneficial.

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  • Lewis GA, Hopkinson RB, Matthews HR. Minitracheotomy. A report of its use in intensive therapy. Anaesthesia. 1986 Sep;41(9):931–935. [PubMed]
  • McGill J, Clinton JE, Ruiz E. Cricothyrotomy in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 1982 Jul;11(7):361–364. [PubMed]

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