from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Examination of the interior of the trachea, as with a laryngoscope.
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- n. examination of the interior of the trachea using a laryngoscope
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Examination of the interior of the trachea by means of a mirror.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The inspection of the trachea, as with a laryngoscope.
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We knew within 10 minutes from the -- from the time we came into the room until Dr. Perry had the tracheoscopy tube in, assisted by Dr. Baxter and Dr. McClellan, and I had to cut down in and we had two chest tubes in place.
On tracheoscopy the mucosa is thinned, pale and dry, and is covered with patches of thick mucilaginous secretion and crusts.
The examination may also be made through a tracheotomy wound -- direct lower tracheoscopy.
This procedure is described as direct upper tracheoscopy and bronchoscopy.