Unfortunately he was attacked by cancer in the throat; he spent the winter of 1887-1888 at San Remo; in January 1888 the operation of tracheotomy had to be performed.
If the individual is still not getting enough oxygen, it may be necessary to perform a tracheotomy.
Throat cancer can leave a person with a permanent tracheotomy, a hole in the neck through which the person breathes.
Patients with epiglottitis frequently require intubation (insertion of a breathing tube) or a tracheotomy to keep the airway open.
A tube may be inserted in to the trachea (tracheotomy) in order to keep the airways open.