the operation of cutting into the trachea.
- tra·che·ot·o·mist, noun
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How to use tracheotomy in a sentence
By the time she was 2, Jasmine had a permanent feeding tube and a tracheotomy to help her breathe.When Births Go Horribly Wrong, Florida Protects Doctors and Forces Families to Pay the Price | by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | April 8, 2021 | ProPublica
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Medics carried him into Fallujah Surgical for an immediate tracheotomy.Home on the Fourth of July: Two Marines, Two Purple Hearts | John Kael Weston | July 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Seizure disorder, severe developmental delays and neurological impairment, feeding tube and tracheotomy.
He barely survived, losing a chunk of his shoulder, saved only by an immediate tracheotomy.Iraq War 10th Anniversary: The Iraqi Highway Patrolman | John Kael Weston | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hospitalized in Britain, with a tracheotomy tube down her throat, she was in no position to protest.
The air passages may also become affected, and in one case tracheotomy was performed for the relief of the breathing.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
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.
The sooner the serum is injected the better the prognosis with tracheotomy.
Complications are less common than with tracheotomy for diphtheria.
British Dictionary definitions for tracheotomy
surgical incision into the trachea, usually performed when the upper air passage has been blocked
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