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Tracheostomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The trachea, or windpipe, carries air from the larynx to the bronchi and lungs.

Update Date 1/25/2015

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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