tracheostomy


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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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Keywords: Bronchoscopy, Foreign body, Trauma, Tracheostomy.
Objective: To evaluate the percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy procedure safety among the critically ill Medical ICU patients.
Tracheostomy is one of the oldest life-saving surgical procedure performed, which has been recorded in Egyptian papyrus as early as 100 BC.
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Tracheostomy is one of the oldest surgical procedures known to mankind.
Emergency tracheostomy was performed to save life of animal and reconstructive maxillary surgery was undertaken.
We searched PubMed, MedLine, Lilacs, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases for scientific articles published in English or Spanish languages during 1990-2015 by using the search term "myiasis and tracheostomy.
Tracheostomy is a lifesaving procedure in infants and children.
Objective: To evaluate percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy with and without the use of the bronchoscope and compare the safety and complications of the procedure.
For this reason, patients with cervical cord injury frequently require tracheostomy to avoid the problems of medium to long term oral/nasal endotracheal tubes (ETT).
Ruby, a pupil at Rice Lane Primary School, has learnt how to deal with Holly's suction tube and tracheostomy.