noun, plural tra·che·ot·o·mies. Surgery.
- tracheotomy tube,
Origin of tracheotomy
Examples from the Web for tracheotomy
He was going to start a tracheotomy, which is opening the throat and inserting a tube into the windpipe.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns|Jimmy Breslin|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Seizure disorder, severe developmental delays and neurological impairment, feeding tube and tracheotomy.
Hospitalized in Britain, with a tracheotomy tube down her throat, she was in no position to protest.
He had to undergo a tracheotomy, which removed even the limited powers of speech he then possessed.
The permanent wearing of a tracheotomy tube is rarely necessary.
The sooner the serum is injected the better the prognosis with tracheotomy.
I then began the tracheotomy making a transverse incision right through the wound in the neck.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
A tracheotomy was performed (Mr. Stewart), but the patient died an hour later.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
The preparation of the skin and the position of the body are the same as for tracheotomy.