insertion of a tube through a surgical opening in the trachea to maintain an open airway
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A surgical incision into the wind pipe.
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<surgery> The operation of making an opening into the windpipe. ... Origin: Trachea + Gr. To cut: cf.F.tracheotomie. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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(tra″ke-ot´ә-me) incision of the trachea through the skin and muscles of the neck for exploration, for removal of a foreign body, or for obtaining a biopsy specimen or removing a local lesion. See also tracheostomy.
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• (n.) The operation of making an opening into the windpipe.
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tracheotomy Incision of the trachea or cutting an opening into the trachea, usually intended to be temporary Also, tracheostomy.
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Among the oldest described surgical procedures, tracheotomy (also referred to as pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, and tracheostomy) consists of making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea. The resulting stoma can serve independently...
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tracheotomy (trākēot'umē) , surgical incision into the trachea, or windpipe. The operation is performed when the windpipe has become blocked, e.g., by the presence of some foreign object or by swelling of the larynx. A curved or flexible tube is inserted into the trachea to fac...
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Tracheotomy is the cutting and insertion of a pipe into the trachea. It is used in such cases as the trachea is blocked so that the patient may breath.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: trā′kē-ot′ŏ-mē Definitions: 1. The operation of incising the trachea, usually intended to be temporary.
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Surgical opening in the windpipe (trachea), usually created for the insertion of a tube to enable the patient to breathe. It is done either to bypass an airway impaired by disease or injury, or to safeguard air supply during surgery or a prolonged period of mechanical ventilation
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1) Operation 2) Surgery 3) Surgical operation 4) Surgical procedure 5) Surgical process 6) Tracheostomy
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