from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In surgery, the act of making an incision into the windpipe or larynx, usually for the purpose of affording a passage for air into and out of the lungs when any disease or accident hinders respiration by the usual channels, or to extract foreign bodies which have lodged in the trachea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Surg.) An incision into the windpipe or larynx, including the operations of
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- noun surgery An
incisioninto the windpipeor larynx, including the operations of tracheotomyand laryngotomy.
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He practised bronchotomy and tracheotomy, and recommended in suitable cases of dropsy scarification of the ankles, and advised that, in tapping, an opening as small as possible should be made.
He first described varicose aneurism, and performed the operation of bronchotomy as described by
Boucher (1715-93; amputation); Toyssaint Bordenave (1728-82; amputation), Antoine Louis (1723-92, operation for harelip, bronchotomy, simplification of instruments), Pierre Joseph Desault
_Internal bronchotomy_ is doubtless, a very dangerous procedure, though no fatalities have occurred in any of the three cases in the
Such operations as tracheotomy, tonsellotomy, bronchotomy, staphylotomy, etc., were performed by him, and he even advocated and described puncture of the abdominal cavity, giving careful directions as to the location in which such punctures should be made.
_Page 197, after line 8, please to add_, 'Where the difficulty of breathing is very urgent in the croup, bronchotomy is recommended by Mr. Field.'
But if it be further considered, that bronchotomy has actually preserved life under the more unfavour - able disease of cynanche trachealis, the operation becomes expedient.