NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- tracheoesophageal puncture
- listen (TRAY-kee-oh-ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul PUNK-cher)
- A small opening made by a surgeon between the esophagus and the trachea. A valve keeps food out of the trachea but lets air into the esophagus for esophageal speech.