the construction of an artificial opening through the neck into the trachea, usually for the relief of difficulty in breathing.
the opening so constructed.
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British Dictionary definitions for tracheostomy
the surgical formation of a temporary or permanent opening into the trachea following tracheotomy
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Scientific definitions for tracheostomy
Surgical construction of an opening in the trachea, usually by making an incision in the front of the neck, for the insertion of a catheter or tube to facilitate breathing.
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