Percutaneous tracheotomy: Griggs technique

Sunny S. Park, David Goldenberg

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The Griggs percutaneous tracheotomy is a technique that is safe and cost effective, and can be done rapidly at the bedside. The Griggs percutaneous tracheotomy is unique in its utilization of a guidewire dilator forceps. The indications for Griggs percutaneous tracheotomy are identical to those used for open tracheotomy and include prolonged intubation, pulmonary toilet, and upper airway obstruction. Fiberscopic visualization has been promoted by some to potentially decrease complications. In this article, the indications, contraindications, technique, and complications of the Griggs method will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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