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Tracheotomy stoma

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Definition

noun

The hole or opening made after the tracheotomy procedure.


Supplement

The stoma crated in the neck into the windpipe allows the individual t breathe through it. A tracheotomy stoma is held open by a tracheotomy tube. (When the voicebox is surgically removed, the stoma is then permanent, and now preferably called laryngectomy stoma.)


Word origin: tracheotomy + stoma.

Synonym:

'See also: tracheotomy tube