tracheostomy tube

A 2-inch- to 3-inch-long curved metal or plastic tube placed in a surgically created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open. Also called trach tube.

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  • Tracheostomy tube — A tracheostomy tube, or trach tube , is a 2 inch to 3 inch long curved metal or plastic tube placed in a surgically created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open. See also * Tracheostomy button External links * [http://www.cancer …   Wikipedia

  • tracheostomy tube — a curved endotracheal tube inserted into the trachea through the opening made in tracheostomy …   Medical dictionary

  • Tracheostomy button — A tracheostomy button is a 0.5 inch to 1.5 inch long plastic tube placed in a surgically created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open. See also * Tracheostomy tube External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db… …   Wikipedia

  • Tracheostomy — A surgical operation to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe (the trachea). The opening itself can also be called a tracheostomy. A tracheostomy may be needed on an emergency basis to permit a person to breathe who has severe narrowing or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tube — A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear. * * * 1. A hollow cylindrical structure or canal. 2. A hollow cylinder or pipe. SYN: tuba [TA]. [L. tubus]… …   Medical dictionary

  • tracheostomy — tracheotomy; n. a surgical operation in which a hole is made into the trachea through the neck to relieve obstruction to breathing, as in diphtheria. A curved metal, plastic, or rubber tube is usually inserted through the hole and held in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tracheostomy button — A 0.5 inch to 1.5 inch long plastic tube placed in a surgically created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • tracheostomy — noun A surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the trachea, through the neck, and a tube inserted so as to make an artificial opening in order to assist breathing …   Wiktionary

  • tracheostomy — 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 • Syn: ↑tracheotomy • Hypernyms: ↑operation,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trach tube — A 2 inch to 3 inch long curved metal or plastic tube placed in a surgically created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open. Also called tracheostomy tube …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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