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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
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Paediatric tracheostomies in Johannesburg: A ten year review (Doctoral dissertation).
We prospectively performed the percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies in a tertiary care hospital, among ICU patients to once again evaluate the safety along with the effectiveness of the technique using both of the dilatational methods randomly.
Even then, morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric tracheostomies are relatively higher.
The [chi square] test was also used to compare intervals of timing in order to determine the significance for complication of tracheostomies performed within 5 days of anterior cervical surgery compared to tracheostomies performed later than 5 days after the procedure.
Results: The tracheostomy rate was 30%, and 55% of tracheostomies were performed within 30 days of mechanical ventilation.
Results: A total of 1,134 patients were evaluated; 313 of whom were ETs and 821, late tracheostomies (LTs).
Tracheostomies have been used for thousands of years to create surgical airways, although few were reported as being effective until the 19th century (Johnson, Pinto, Paz, & Baroody, 2013; Lindman, Morgan, Peralta, & Elluru, 2014).
Asclepiades of Persia was first who performed the tracheostomies but Jackson in nineteen century codified the modern technique for tracheostomy.
Similar technology has been described before from our institution, particularly with respect to respiratory parameters and tracheostomies (12).
In a 2000 review of 1,130 tracheostomies over 10 years, Goldenberg et al found that the incidence was only 0.
The increasing use of tracheostomy emphasises on the importance of comprehensive knowledge for modern surgeons as well as those physicians involved in the creation of and care for tracheostomies.