- the operation of cutting into the trachea.
Origin of tracheotomy
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He had to undergo a tracheotomy, which removed even the limited powers of speech he then possessed.Stephen Hawking 70th-Birthday Salute
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If suffocation threatens, the operation of tracheotomy is the only resort.Cattle and Their Diseases
Tracheotomy was performed on the day after the injury, without benefit.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds
When it comes to tracheotomy in diphtheria, the child's chance is slim.The Man Who Was Good
The preparation of the skin and the position of the body are the same as for tracheotomy.
It is hoped by early injection to avoid the necessity for tracheotomy.
- surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked
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Word Origin and History for tracheotomy
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- Incision into the trachea through the neck.
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