When is tracheostomy indicated in the treatment of congenital myopathies?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Matthew Harmelink, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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As with the gastrointestinal system, infants can require tracheostomy early on after birth for airway protection. However, they may be able to be decannulated after months to years due to improvements. This course is dictated by the subtype of disease.


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