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cricothyrotomy

 [kri″ko-thi-rot´ah-me]
incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane to secure a patent airway for emergency relief of upper airway obstruction. Called also intercricothyrotomy.
Cricothyrotomy. From Zuidema et al., 1985.
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cri·co·thy·rot·o·my

(krī'kō-thī-rot'ō-mē),
Incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane for relief of respiratory obstruction; used before or in place of tracheotomy in certain emergency respiratory obstructions.
See also: coniotomy.
[cricoid + thyroid + G. tomē, incision]
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cricothyrotomy

(krī′kō-thī-rŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision through the skin and the cricothyroid membrane for emergency relief of upper respiratory obstruction.
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cri·co·thy·rot·o·my

(krī'kō-thī-rot'ŏ-mē)
Incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane for relief of respiratory obstruction; used before or in place of tracheotomy in certain emergency respiratory obstructions.
Synonym(s): intercricothyrotomy.
[cricoid + thyroid + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cri·co·thy·rot·o·my

, cricothyroidotomy (krī'kō-thī-rot'ŏ-mē, -thīroyd-otŏ-mē)
Incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane for relief of respiratory obstruction; used before or in place of tracheotomy in certain emergency respiratory obstructions.
Synonym(s): intercricothyrotomy.
[cricoid + thyroid + G. tomē, incision]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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