noun. 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.
- surgical operation
- surgical process
- surgical procedure
- major surgery
- serial operation
- asynchronous operation
- synchronous operation
Example sentences of the word tracheotomy
1. Noun, singular or mass
If your pup's larynx is obstructed, an opening will be made in his neck to allow a tracheotomy tube to be inserted, allowing him to breathe comfortably during the treatment.
For some the oxygen in pumped through a tube in the nose, for others it is given through a face mask and for still others it flows through a tracheotomy tube in the victim's throat.