A partition which divides or partly divides a cavity.
One of the strands of connective tissue projecting into an organ that constitutes part of the framework of the organ as, for example, the trabeculae of the spleen.
One of a number of small interconnecting rods of bone making up a mass of spongy bone as, for example, the trabeculae within the skull.
The word “trabecula” is the diminutive of the Latin “trabes”, a beam or plank of wood, as might be used in a supporting structure.
A tube-like portion of the respiratory tract that connects the larynx with the bronchial parts of the lungs. Also known as windpipe.
Surgical removal of the cervix, the lower portion of the uterus that protrudes into the vagina. Trachelectomy is done in younger women with early cancer of the cervix (with a tumor no larger than 2-3 centimeters). In this surgery, the cervix and the upper part of the vagina are removed but the rest of the […]
- Tracheoesophageal puncture
A small opening that is made by a surgeon between the esophagus and the trachea. A valve is inserted to keep food out of the trachea but allow air into the esophagus to permit tracheoesophageal speech.
Surgery to create an opening (stoma) into the windpipe. The opening itself may also be called a tracheostomy. A tracheostomy may be made as an emergency measure if the airway is blocked.
- Tracheostomy button
A small plastic tube that is placed in the opening (stoma) of a tracheostomy to keep it open.