tracheostomy

<procedure, surgery> The surgical creation of an artificial airway in the trachea (windpipe) on the anterior surface of the neck. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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tracheostomy

(from the article `ostomy`) ...through the abdominal wall to allow the discharge of bodily wastes when disease or injury has incapacitated a normal excretory channel. A rarer ...
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tracheostomy

(tra″ke-os´tә-me) creation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, with insertion of an indwelling endotracheal tube to facilitate passage of air or evacuation of secretions.
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tracheostomy

tracheotomy noun a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
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Tracheostomy

A surgical operation in which a hole (stoma) is made into the windpipe at the front of the neck. It may be temporary or permanent. It is done to aid breathing when there is a blockage.
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Tracheostomy

A surgical procedure in which an opening into the trachea is made through the neck
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Tracheostomy

A surgically-made incision through the front of the neck, into the windpipe, in order to create an artificial airway through which a tube can be placed. This can either be used to remove fluid, e.g., mucus from the lungs, or to supply oxygen to them.
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Tracheostomy

A tracheostomy is a small opening in the windpipe to open up the airway. A tube can be inserted into the hole if the patient needs more help to breath
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Tracheostomy

An artificial opening made surgically in the front of your neck, through the skin and into your windpipe. This allows you to breathe after surgery to your neck, throat or mouth. The hole is called a stoma. Air enters and leaves your windpipe (trachea) and lungs, through this. If you have had your voice box completely removed, you have a permanen...
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Tracheostomy

An opening into the trachea to provide air access.
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Tracheostomy

An operation to open the windpipe so that air may obtain direct entrance into lower air passages.
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Tracheostomy

Creating a hole into the windpipe from outside, just below the Adam's apple. Sometimes needed in many different conditions, and used to be the main treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (opened at night, closed during the day) to bypass the obstruction in the throat.
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tracheostomy

making an opening through the throat into the trachea.
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Tracheostomy

Our Tracheostomy Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Tracheostomy Tracheostomy: A surgical operation to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe (the trachea). The opening itself can also be called a tracheostomy. A tracheostomy may be needed on an emergency basis to permit a person to breathe who has sev...
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tracheostomy

Surgery to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe. The opening itself may also be called a tracheostomy.
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Tracheostomy

Surgical opening into the trachea (windpipe), usually to assist ventilatory support
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tracheostomy

surgical opening into the trachea (windpipe), usually to assist ventilatory support
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tracheostomy

Surgically created opening through the skin into the trachea, to allow for insertion of a tube for breathing and to clear airway obstructions.
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tracheostomy

tracheostomy The surgical creation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, with the tracheal mucosa being brought into continuity with the skin; also, the opening so created. The term is also used to refer to the creation of an opening in the anterior trachea for insertion of a tube to relieve upper airway obstruction and to facilitate ven...
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tracheostomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: trā′kē-os′tŏ-mē Definitions: 1. An operation to make an opening into the trachea.
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tracheostomy

[n] - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air
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