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J R Soc Med. 1984 September; 77(9): 751–753.
PMCID: PMC1439984

Factors affecting the extrusion rates of ventilation tubes.

Abstract

A survey in which 939 ventilation tubes of 8 different patterns were inserted and reviewed (up to a maximum of 2 1/4 years) is analysed. Various factors determining the rate of extrusion are discussed. The Sheehy Collar Button tube remained functional for a longer period than any of the other tubes included in the survey.

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