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Definition of Tracheostomy tube

Tracheostomy tube: A small metal or plastic tube that keeps the stoma (opening) and the trachea in a tracheostomy open. Also known as a trach (pronounced 'trake') tube.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5833
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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