PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute respiratory insufficiency due to ALS.
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute respiratory insufficiency due to ALS.
OPERATION PERFORMED: Tracheostomy.
The patient, a 45-year-old ...
... male with ALS, has been experiencing severe shortness of breath of a progressive nature over the last several weeks. After discussion of all risks, the decision has been made to perform a tracheostomy on this patient. The patient was brought into the operating suite for this procedure and placed ...
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