Tracheotomy tube

A device that is surgically placed into the trachea low in the neck, with its tip well inside the [intlink id=”584″ type=”post”]trachea[/intlink] and its other end anchored to a faceplate that sits on the surface of the neck. A tracheotomy tube allows an individual to breathe directly from the neck opening into the trachea as an alternative to normal breathing through the nose and/or mouth.

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