Tracheostomy

A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an opening through the neck into the trachea (windpipe). A tube is usually placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions from the lungs. This tube is called a tracheostomy tube or trach tube.

Tracheostomy  - series

The trachea, or windpipe, carries air from the larynx to the bronchi and lungs.

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Why the Procedure Is Performed

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After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)