Tracheostomy Holes Do Not Close After 1 Year Is Removed?
, last year I had difficulty breathing so I had to do a tracheostomy. The tracheostomy device was removed from July 2018 but why until now the hole in the neck hasn’t closed yet? Whereas the doctor who removed the device first said the hole would close within 10-14 days. Do you need to take other actions such as sewing etc.? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Tracheostomy is one of the health procedures performed to overcome problems in the respiratory system. This procedure is done by forming a hole as another way for air to get in and out because the normal respiratory path does not allow for the process of breathing normally.
After the extraction, it is normal for the hole formed by this procedure to close by itself and no sewing is carried out because it can actually lead to other complications. As long as it has not closed naturally, the hole will be minimally covered by gauze to ensure no impurities will enter.
As for your case, with a fairly long time span, our advice should you go back to the doctor who used to handle you to see firsthand the condition, what if the cause of your recovery is hampered. It should be seen if you have diabetes or other medical conditions that must be treated first so that the hole can close. If in the end it cannot close, other treatments will be considered more permanent in your case. If for one reason or another you cannot see the same doctor, at least look for another surgeon in the same hospital, or at least a fellow surgeon. In essence, the conditions that you experience will be treated differently depending on your current situation, and it really requires a direct examination by a competent doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.