[ UK /tɹɐkɪˈɒstəmi/ ]
  1. 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
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How To Use tracheostomy In A Sentence

  • It is incredibly daunting - he is attached to a ventilator, through a tracheostomy tube, as his lungs are so damaged. The Sun
  • He's deaf and has had a tracheostomy, relying heavily on a ventilator and suction machine to help him breathe. The Sun
  • It was not uncommon for patients to present with more than one indication for tracheostomy.
  • One may speculate that the differences in rates of bleeding and infection can be explained by differences in the tracheostomy stoma following these two techniques.
  • He had his tracheostomy tube removed this week, able to breathe on his own. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, even the surgical approach can be challenging, and may require tracheostomy with cervical lipectomy to overcome the technical barriers.
  • Tracheostomy is one of the most frequent surgical procedures carried out in critically ill patients.
  • Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.
  • The first iterations came after an emergency tracheostomy in 1985 meant that his already declining natural speech stopped entirely. Times, Sunday Times
  • And she had been unable to speak after surgeons carried out a tracheostomy when she was six months old. The Sun
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