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Table 2 Procedure-related complications between PDT and GWDF techniques

From: Percutaneous tracheostomy: comparison of Ciaglia and Griggs techniques

  Group
Complication PDT GWDF Total
Intraoperative    
   Lowering of SaO2 1 1 2
   Hypotension 1 2 3
   Tracheal tear 1 1 2
   False passage 0 1 1
Postoperative    
   Emphysema 1 1 2
   Atelectasis 1 0 1
   Haemorrhage 1 3 4
   Pneumothorax 0 0 0
   Wound infection 0 0 0