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Does a whole in the skin between food pipe and wind pipe cause stridor breathing .?

Father has tracheostomy tube after stroke which eroded skin between wind pipe and food pipe. Doctors attempted to remove tracheostomy tube 2 weeks back but replaced back as he had stridor breathing. They are stitching the whole and removing tracheostomy tube tomorrow. Just wanted to know if he will not get stridor breathing this time

1 Answer

  • 4 weeks ago

    Stridor  is a crowing sound during breathing, mainly during inhalation, that results from partial blockage of the throat(pharynx), voice box (larynx), or windpipe (trachea).

    Stridor is usually loud enough to be heard at some distance, but it may be audible only during a deep breath. The sound is caused by turbulent airflow through a narrowed upper airway. In adults this can occur from a tracheostomy this allows air to get to the person to save their life.(from a blockage).

    Source(s): nurse
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