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A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

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3% with accidental decanulation being commonest in it Wahid FI et al (8) observed early complications in 37.
In our study, decanulation was done successfully in all temporary tracheostomies in both pediatric (75%) and adult patients (70.
CONCLUSION: Based on our study, pediatric and adult tracheostomies differ in terms of indications and decanulation time.