What is a tracheostomy?

A tracheostomy is a small surgical incision in the throat through which a tube is inserted into the windpipe to relieve airway obstruction or assist airway clearance in children too weak to cough. It is also necessary in children who require long-term ventilation for any reason, most commonly due to congenital muscle weakness disorders.

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