232 – Tracheostomy. Ostoma Tutor

232 - Ostoma Tutor

Internal view of a Tutor who, correctly, supports his wings on the edge of the ostoma.

The ostoma tutor is a tube that is inserted through the tracheostomy and fixed inside the trachea with two small wings that prevent accidental removal.

It is used as an intermediate step to decannulation to avoid the spontaneous closure of a tracheostomy whose utility is unknown and to ensure that breathing by the natural route is possible and satisfactory.