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Introduction: Tracheostomy

Description of Tracheostomy

Tracheostomy: Surgery to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe. The opening itself may also be called a tracheostomy.
Source: National Institute of Health

Tracheostomy: 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.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tracheostomy: Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.
Source: MeSH 2007

Tracheostomy: Related Topics

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Tracheostomy: Treatments

Tracheostomy (treatment): See Tracheostomy (treatment information).

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Tracheostomy

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Tracheostomy

The following list attempts to classify Tracheostomy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • operation,surgery,surgical operation,surgical procedure,surgical process
  • medical procedure
  • procedure,process
  • activity
  • act,human action,human activity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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