Sternoclavicular Osteomyelitis: A New Complication of Misplaced Tracheostomy Tube

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Abstract

We report a patient who presented with erythema and swelling over the chest and neck several days after the placement of a tracheostomy tube. Sternoclavicular osteomyelitis and anterior mediastinal abscess occurred, as complications of inadvertent pretracheal tracheostomy tube placement, which were treated with right sternoclavicular resection and mediastinal drainage.

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