tracheotomy

Definitions of tracheotomy
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n 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

Synonyms:
tracheostomy
Type of:
operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body