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Definition: Surgical creation of an opening into the trachea to insert a tube to facilitate breathing.

Pronunciation: tra″ke-os´tah-me

Body System: Respiratory

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: tracheostomy

J95.00 Unspecified tracheostomy complication
J95.01 Hemorrhage from tracheostomy stoma
J95.02 Infection of tracheostomy stoma
J95.03 Malfunction of tracheostomy stoma
J95.04 Tracheo-esophageal fistula following tracheostomy
J95.09 Other tracheostomy complication
Z43.0 Encounter for attention to tracheostomy
Z93.0 Tracheostomy status
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