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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Botón de la traqueotomía

Tracheostomy button (TRAY-kee-OS-toh-mee)
A 0.5-inch- to 1.5-inch-long plastic tube placed in a surgically created opening (tracheostomy) in the windpipe to keep it open.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.