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Having a breathing stoma

A breathing stoma is a hole in your neck that you breathe through after surgery to your larynx. You might have a temporary stoma or a permanent stoma.

About breathing stomas

See what stomas are, the different types and how you speak with it.

After your breathing stoma surgery

Find out what happens when you wake up after your surgery and before you leave the hospital. 

Looking after your stoma

Learn how to look after your stoma and who can support you at home. 

Life with a breathing stoma

Find out what it's like to live with a stoma and how to cope with it.

Last reviewed: 
26 Jul 2018
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