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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.
Sentences with 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.