Hole in trachea
This is a surgical procedure where an opening is made in the front of the neck into the trachea to make it easier and safer to help a patient breathe using a ventilator (breathing machine).
Often, this comes after the patient has used a tube going in the mouth and into the trachea. A tracheostomy
tube avoids the vocal cords and the easy-to-damage area below them, and so is safer long-term.