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Is the stoma created for a total laryngectomy still referred to as a tracheostomy or does it have a different term?

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Dr. William Lowery
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Tracheotomy

Tracheotomy is a surgical procedure creating a hole in the trachea to relieve obstruction.
A tracheostomy is a tracheotomy with a tube placed to maintain a tracheal airway.

In brief: Tracheotomy

Tracheotomy is a surgical procedure creating a hole in the trachea to relieve obstruction.
A tracheostomy is a tracheotomy with a tube placed to maintain a tracheal airway.
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