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Trach tube

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Definition

noun

A curved tube inserted into a stoma to keep the stoma unobstructed following tracheotomy procedure.


Supplement

The trach tube may be made by metal or plastic, and functions similar to a windpipe, which allows the individual to breath through.


Word origin: abbreviation for tracheotomy + tube

Synonym:

See also: tracheotomy"