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tra·che·ot·o·my

 (trā′kē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. tra·che·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the trachea through the neck, as to make an artificial opening for breathing.
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tracheotomy

(ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked
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tra•che•ot•o•my

(ˌtreɪ kiˈɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the operation of cutting into the trachea.
[1720–30]
tra`che•ot′o•mist, n.
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Noun1.tracheotomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for airtracheotomy - 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

tracheotomy

[ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ] Ntraqueotomía f
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tracheotomy

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tra·che·ot·o·my

n. traqueotomía, incisión en la tráquea a través de la piel y los músculos del cuello.
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tracheotomy

n (pl -mies) traqueotomía
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References in periodicals archive ?
Nowadays, the extensive use of antibiotics, the development of intubation techniques, the increase in the number of patients receiving intensive care have decreased the number of tracheotomies performed due to upper respiratory tract infections such as epiglottitis and laryngotracheabronchitis and increased the number of tracheotomies done due to prolonged intubation.
The distribution of patients according to the timing of tracheotomy was 86 "early tracheotomies" (45 PDT and 41 OST) and 246 "late tracheotomies" (173 PDT and 73 OST).
It is a relatively low percentage as compared to the results of other studies (8,13-17), but the number of percutaneous tracheotomies performed at our ICU has been constantly increasing (from 32 in 2010 to 54 in 2012).
These characteristics included obesity (i.e., a short and thick neck), inadequate cervical hyperextension, a deviated trachea, a goiter, or previous cervical surgery (4 previous tracheotomies and 1 esophagostomy).
assemble 14 chapters that review all tracheotomy procedures and acute and chronic tracheotomy care for healthcare providers such as anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and critical care and emergency physicians managing patients with tracheotomies. Contributors working in these specialties, otolaryngology, surgery, and other areas in the US summarize current treatments and techniques, include clinical cases, and describe the history of tracheotomy, anatomy of the anterior and lateral neck, complications, equipment, education for home care, and pediatric tracheotomy.