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What are trachiostomy and laryngectomy neck collars?

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Tracheostomy is an opening from skin, through soft tissue into the trachea - airway to allow breathing when there is upper airway- mouth, nose trauma, or cancers for example.
Laryngectomy is removal of upper airway - usually for cancer. Collars hold or help hold tracheotomy tubes in position into these surgically made passages.

In brief: Several

Tracheostomy is an opening from skin, through soft tissue into the trachea - airway to allow breathing when there is upper airway- mouth, nose trauma, or cancers for example.
Laryngectomy is removal of upper airway - usually for cancer. Collars hold or help hold tracheotomy tubes in position into these surgically made passages.
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