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also can·u·la (kăn′yə-lə)
n. pl. can·nu·las or can·nu·lae(-lē′) also can·u·las or can·u·lae
A flexible tube, usually containing a trocar at one end, that is inserted into a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel to drain fluid or administer a substance such as a medication.

[Latin, diminutive of canna, reed; see cane.]


(ˈkænjʊlə) ,




n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
(Surgery) surgery a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc
[C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed]


(ˈkæn yə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
[1675–85; < New Latin, Latin: small reed =cann(a) cane + -ula -ule]
can′nu•lar, can′nu•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) adj.
can`nu•la′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannula - a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


n pl <cannulae, cannuli> → Kanüle f


n. cánula, sonda, tubo que insertado en el cuerpo conduce o saca líquidos.


n cánula; nasal — cánula nasal, puntas nasales (Mex)
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Posterior cordotomy, tracheal resection, end-to-end anastomosis, and decannulation operations were suggested to the patient whose general condition was evaluated as good in the third month after the treatment.
De-airing and decannulation were done in standard fashion in both the groups.
Patients were monitored for intraprocedural and postprocedural complications like: hemorrhage, stomal infection, injury to adjacent structures, arrhythmias, transient hypoxemia, transient hypotension, paratracheal insertion, pneumothorax, sub-cutaneous emphysema, loss of airway, accidental decannulation, tracheal ring fracture and new lung infiltrate or atelectasis.
3) However, 4 of their patients had tracheostomy, either preoperatively or postoperatively, with successful decannulation after the surgery.
The presence of a specialized team with a language-speech pathologist showed important results in Montreal, with lower number of calls due to complications, such as tube obstruction; reduction of decannulation time; increase of patients undergoing decannulation from 59.
The fourth part contained details about tracheostomy such as cause, level of tracheostomy, problems faced, postoperative complications and their managements, total duration of procedure, date of decannulation, if death occurred, then cause of death, and duration of survival time and voice recovery time.
37) Simlarly, botulinum toxin injections can facilitate capping trials of the tracheotomy tube and increase the probability of decannulation (removal of the tracheotomy tube).
Indeed, with regard to return to oral diet, duration of hospital stay, and time to tracheostomy decannulation, the mandibulotomy approach was significantly worse compared with the transoral approaches.
Decannulation in tracheal stenosis deemed inoperable is possible after long-term airway stenting.
His conventional ventilator settings were high post decannulation from ECMO.
Surface functional electrical stimulation of the abdominal muscles to enhance cough and assist tracheostomy decannulation after high-level spinal cord injury.
In comparison to the local literature munir et al15 reported decannulation as most common late complication and similar finding documented by Chistoper KL24.