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General information: methylene-blue test


In order to determine whether the digestive and respiratory tracts are actually tight and thus determine whether oral feeding is possible, we perform a methylene blue test, generally 10 days after the surgery.

The test consists in drinking a few sips of water tinted with methylene blue and examine the tracheostoma. A blue colour at the level of the orifice indicates the presence of a fistula or pharyngostoma. Exclusive enteral nutrition is then maintained, while waiting for complete wound healing. This test takes place approximately 10 days after surgery.


Feeding during the different phases of therapeutic care