• WordNet 3.6
    • n tracheotomy 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tracheotomy (Surg) The operation of making an opening into the windpipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tracheotomy In surgery, the operation of making an opening into the trachea or windpipe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tracheotomy the operation of making an opening in the trachea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Trachea, + Gr. to cut: cf.F. tracheotomie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trachīa—Gr. trachys, tracheia, rough.


In literature:

Tracheotomy was performed, but death resulted.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Tracheotomy had been performed, but its failure was already clear.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
After tracheotomy has been performed, the oedema and swelling of the larynx subside in three to six days.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Unless the patient is in hospital with skilled assistance available, tracheotomy is the safer of the two procedures.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
If the breathing is impeded, tracheotomy may be necessary.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
He advises tracheotomy whenever there is great difficulty of respiration, and describes how it should be done.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
He agreed with Aretaeus in condemning tracheotomy.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
In urgent cases, when suffocation seems inevitable, the operation of tracheotomy must be performed.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Upper rings of trachea, which may with most safety be divided in tracheotomy.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Interference with respiration may necessitate tracheotomy.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles

In news:

Subacute airway obstruction caused by a suprastomal tracheal granuloma following tracheotomy in an adult.
Secretions, occlusion status, and swallowing in patients with a tracheotomy tube: A descriptive study.
Airway obstruction by granulation tissue within a fenestrated tracheotomy tube: Case report.
Abstract Complications of tracheotomy tube placement can be categorized as intraoperative, early postoperative, and late postoperative.
When they do occur, they are important because some require that the surgeon perform a tracheotomy to prevent a fatal airway obstruction.
Subacute airway obstruction caused by a suprastomal tracheal granuloma following tracheotomy in an adult.
Tracheotomy Alleviated Baby Joseph's Pain.
I want to take this opportunity to commend the doctors at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St Louis for performing a tracheotomy on little Joseph Maraachli.