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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.
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tracheostomy

(ˌtrækɪˈɒstəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical formation of a temporary or permanent opening into the trachea following tracheotomy
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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]
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A method of making an artificial opening in the trachea (windpipe) to maintain a patient’s breathing.
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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)
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Translations

tra·che·os·to·my

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

n (pl -mies) traqueostomía
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References in periodicals archive ?
Current trends in paediatric tracheostomies. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.
All the electively performed tracheostomies on patients admitted for various treatment in our institution; including the surgical and medical intensive care units (ICU) and the emergency.
Tracheostomies were performed only after the parents were informed and consented to the intervention.
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.
Comparison of percutaneous and surgical tracheostomies. Chest 1996;110(2):480-5.
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.
Methods: A historical cohort study was undertaken using charts of patients admitted to Puerto Rico Trauma Hospital (PRTH) who required mechanical ventilation (MV) and underwent tracheostomies, 2000-2013.
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.1 Tra- cheostomy is the procedure which deals with airway so the operation theatre is considered as the ideal place.2
Similar technology has been described before from our institution, particularly with respect to respiratory parameters and tracheostomies (12).