Tracheal resection is an operation on the windpipe – the tube which connects the voicebox to the lungs. It involves a short section of the windpipe being removed and the cut ends of the windpipe are stitched back together.
Tracheostomy decannulation is the process of removing your child’s tracheostomy tube and making sure that they are breathing well without it. This leaflet explains about the methods of decannulation used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and what to expect during the process.
A transit study is a test that shows how quickly food passes through the digestive system. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the transit study test and what to expect when your child has one.
Our skin is the most important barrier against infection so we need to look after it carefully. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, people who are unwell develop pressure ulcers. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we recognise that children can develop pressure ulcers too. This information sheet explains about the steps you can continue to take at home to reduce the risk of your child developing a pressure ulcer. It also explains how to manage a pre-existing pressure ulcer at home.