Sentence Examples

  • Air may be administered through a nasal mask or mouthpiece or through a tracheostomy tube, which is inserted through a surgical incision through the neck and into the windpipe.
  • Reserved for the most severe cases, a permanent tracheostomy bypasses the nasal passage and mouth, creating an airway in the throat.
  • Most people with muscular dystrophy do not need a tracheostomy, although some may prefer it to continual use of a mask or mouthpiece.
  • In older children and adults, a respirator is often required to assist breathing; a tracheostomy may be necessary in some cases.

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