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What is a tracheostomy tube?

A tracheotsomy is a surgical procedure performed, where an incision is made in the trachea or windpipe to form an opening in the trachea allowing a tube (trache tube) to be inserted into the opening.


Once the trache tube is in place it keeps the airway open allowing a normal breathing pattern and clearance of secretions.


Why would someone require a tracheotomy tube?

  • Blockage of the airway – post-trauma, post-infection or congenital abnormality.
  • Long term ventilatory or breathing support.
  • Inability to properly clear the airway of secretions – neuromuscular abnormalities.

 

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