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A tracheostomy is a surgically created opening in the neck leading directly to the trachea (the breathing tube). It is maintained open with a hollow tube called a tracheostomy tube. Tracheostomies are used to:

  • bypass an obstructed airway,
  • remove airway secretions, and
  • easily deliver oxygen to the lungs.

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