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Table 1 Perioperative complications (%) during percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy

From: Percutaneous tracheostomy

    Subcutaneous    
Author n Major bleeding emphysema Pneumothorax Tracheal lesions Death
Marelli et al. [8] 61 1.6 0 0 0 1.6
Ciaglia and Graniero [9] 170 0 1.2 0 0 0
Friedman and Mayer [10] 100 4.0 2.0 0 ? 1.0
Manara [11] 77 2.6 0 0 0 0
Fernandez et al. [13] 162 0.6 0 0.6 2.5 0
Hill et al. [14] 356 1.4 0 0.6 0 0.3
van Heurn et al. [15] 150 3.3 1.3 0 0 0
Petros and Engelmann [17] 137 0.7 2.2 0 2.9 0
Walz et al. [18] 326 0.6 0.6 0 0.9 0.3