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A curved tube inserted into a stoma to keep the stoma unobstructed following tracheotomy procedure.
The tracheotomy tube may be metal or plastic. It acts like a windpipe that allows the individual to breath through.
Word origin: tracheotomy + tube
See also: tracheotomy
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