Definitions for tracheostomyˌtreɪ kiˈɒs tə mi
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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
A surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea, through the neck, and a tube inserted so as to make an artificial opening in order to assist breathing.
Origin: From trachea + -ostomy
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.
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