tracheostomy

(TRAY-kee-OS-toh-mee)

Surgery to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe. The opening itself may also be called a tracheostomy.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "tracheostomy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "traqueotomía"

Cirugía para crear una abertura (estoma) en la tráquea. La abertura misma puede llamarse traqueotomía.