Definition of Cricothyroidotomy

1. Noun. (medicine) an emergency surgical procedure, a form of tracheotomy, in which a hole is cut through the patient's neck into the windpipe in order to allow air into the lungs ¹



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Medical Definition of Cricothyroidotomy

1. An emergency procedure where a cut or passageway is made in the cricothyroid membrane. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cricothyroidotomy

cricondentherm
cricopharyngeal
cricopharyngeal ligament
cricopharyngeal myotomy
cricopharyngeal part of inferior pharyngeal constrictor
cricopharyngeus muscle
cricosantorinian ligament
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cricothyroidotomy (current term)
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cricotomy
cricotracheal ligament
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cricovocal membrane
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