This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Post-operative scar after tracheostomy

Post-operative scar after tracheostomy

M332/0040

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Tracheostomy scar. Close up of the hole made in the throat of an 80 year-old male patient after a tracheostomy operation. A tracheostomy involves making a hole through the throat into the windpipe (trachea) and inserting a tube to make an effective airway. Such a procedure may be required in an emergency, such as when a foreign body is blocking a pathway. More commonly though, a tracheostomy is performed on a person who has lost the ability to breath naturally and is undergoing long-term ventilation. It may also be used in cases of coma, when a person cannot keep saliva & other secretions out of the trachea.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}