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tracheostomy

tra·che·os·to·my

 (trā′kē-ŏs′tə-mē)
n. pl. tra·che·os·to·mies
1. Surgical construction of an opening in the trachea for the insertion of a catheter or tube to facilitate breathing.
2. The opening so made.

tracheostomy

(ˌtrækɪˈɒstəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical formation of a temporary or permanent opening into the trachea following tracheotomy

tra•che•os•to•my

(ˌtreɪ kiˈɒs tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
1. the construction of an artificial opening through the neck into the trachea, usu. for the relief of difficulty in breathing.
2. the opening so constructed.
[1920–25]

tracheostomy


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A method of making an artificial opening in the trachea (windpipe) to maintain a patient’s breathing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tracheostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for airtracheostomy - 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
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
Translations

tra·che·os·to·my

n. traqueostomía, incisión en la tráquea para permitir el paso de aire en caso de obstrucción.

tracheostomy

n (pl -mies) traqueostomía
References in periodicals archive ?
With airway obstruction and respiratory exhaustion clear and oxygen saturation at 68% on air, the ENT registrar planned to insert an emergency mini-tracheostomy.
He developed the mini-tracheostomy, a life-saving device that clears the lungs during chest surgery.
An attempt to perform an emergency mini-tracheostomy by a doctor on the ward failed and created further complications.