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.
The numerical value of tracheostomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tracheostomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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A tracheostomy obviously is a very unnatural way to establish the patient’s airways. The complications go anywhere from related to mechanical properties of the tracheostomy itself— and that would be development of the granulation tissue (development of bumps) at the site of the tracheostomy—[or] it could be related to the bleeding. It could be related to ongoing infections.
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