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Emergency airway puncture - series—Normal anatomy

Emergency airway puncture - series

Overview

The larynx is a tubular structure in the neck, through which air passes to the lungs. The thyroid and cricoid cartilage form the narrowest section of this airway.

Review Date 10/12/2020

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, CPE, FAAEM, FACEP, Attending Physician at Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA. 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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