tracheotomy


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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.

tracheotomy

(ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
Translations

tracheotomy

[ˌtrækɪˈɒtəmɪ] Ntraqueotomía f

tracheotomy

tra·che·ot·o·my

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

tracheotomy

n (pl -mies) traqueotomía
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There surgeons performed an emergency tracheotomy to remove the abscess which was blocking his windpipe.
A tracheotomy was then performed in a controlled environment.
Fraga JC, Pires AF et al and Zur KB, Litman RS documented removal of foreign body via tracheotomy using a fibreoptic bronchoscope in two trauma patients but in both cases it was because endotracheal tube was too small to allow foreign body removal3,6 in addition the cases had serious anesthesia complications.
Acute epiglottitis (AE) is a potentially life-threatening infection of the supraglottic structures, which can lead to sudden, fatal airway obstruction,[1] may require urgent tracheal intubation or tracheotomy.
The Chairman formally announced that debate on the recent visit of US Secretary of State will be held in the House on Monday and Tuesday while on Thursday debate will be held on the State institution and their role in the concept of tracheotomy and power.
The patient, whose symptoms gradually increased, underwent tracheotomy under general anesthesia, and multiple incisional biopsies were taken from the destroyed areas of the cartilage.
The goal of the present study was to determine the impact of tracheotomy on VAP incidence and etiology, as well as outcome of VAP patients with tracheotomy.
Stunned surgeons at University Hospital Coventry carried out a tracheotomy and Sam was able to breathe on her own - and eight weeks later she was back home in Credenhill, Herefordshire.
Emergency tracheotomy was performed and one centimeter diameter stone piece was retrieved.
After an awake tracheotomy, laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy identified necrosis extendingfrom the supraglottic area to the carina tracheae.