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n. - A surgical operation that creates an opening into the main trunk of the system of tubes by which air passes to and from the lungs with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air.

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  • A tracheostomy is a surgical opening in the trachea (or “breathing tube”), which makes breathing easier.
  • For this reason, a temporary tracheostomy is sometimes necessary to allow the baby to breathe normally until the trachea hardens.
  • Mass. company recalls tracheostomy tubes after 3 patients 'deaths
  • The tracheostomy is a simple looking device that nevertheless makes you wince. for more
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