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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.

Review Date 1/31/2017

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

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