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Would the trachea collapsing (in a human) affect gas exchange and/or the respiratory system?

Would the trachea collapsing (in a human) affect gas exchange and/or the respiratory system?

Since the: TRACHEA carries the air to the lungs collapsed trachea is an extreme medical emergency! (It not only "affects gas exchange" IT STOPS IT!

Hope this helps
BTW PARTIAL COLLAPSE is seen in some diseases eg tumors and area different situation.. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more


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What are some symptoms of a collapsed trachea?

What are some symptoms of a collapsed trachea?

Stridor: Tracheal collapse is usually congenital or dur to extrinsic compression, infection, inflammatory conditions, or prolonged intubation. Trachea normally expands on inspiration and narrows on expiration. In conditions of collapse the first noticeable symptom would normally be expiratory stridor or crow as air release becomes more difficult due to exaggerated narrowing of the trachea. Need evaluation ...Read more

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How long is the trachea?

See below: average length is somewhere around 5-6 inches ...Read more

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What does the trachea do?

What does the trachea do?

See below: The trachea is the main airway that connects the upper respiratory system to the lungs. It is what allows us to deliver oxygen from our mouth and nose to the lungs and what allows us to deliver carbon dioxide out of our bodies. ...Read more

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What supports the trachea?

What supports the trachea?

Cartilage : There are rings of cartilage on the anterior (front) side of the trachea that support it. ...Read more

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Where is the trachea located?

Where is the trachea located?

Trachea: The trachea goes from the voice box down to the lungs. ...Read more

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What does a collapse sac mean ?

Out of Context: That question is so ambiguous and out of context that it is impossible to comment on. ...Read more

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Which system is the trachea a part of?

Which system is the trachea a part of?

Trachea is part of: the Respiratory system . It forms branches or bronchi into the lung tissue or alveoli to enable gas exchange. ...Read more

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What body system is the trachea a part of?

What body system is the trachea a part of?

Respiratory system: It starts in the neck below the vocal cords and then branches into the right and left mainstem bronchi ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the trachea?

What are the different parts of the trachea?

Really only one part: Theres an anterior and posterior wall, but there's really only a trachea. The carina is at the distal end where it terminates into the right and left mainstem bronchi. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to suddenly collapse?

Explanation : Thousands of reason. Your question should be more specific. For example, age, previous medical problems, drug use, medications, circumstances of this collapse, as minimum. ...Read more

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I have a deviated trachea. Should I be worried?

I have a deviated trachea.  Should I be worried?

The cause of: the deviated trachea must be determined. An enlarged thyroid or other neck mass can deviate the trachea, so you should probably see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know why the trachea shifts in a pneumonthorax?

Pressure: The high pressure that is produced when air gets into pleural space is so great, that it pushes the trachea to the other side. ...Read more

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What if small food particles trapped in trachea? How do they get out?

What if small food particles trapped in trachea?  How do they get out?

Cough: Small food particles that are aspirated into the trachea will be coughed out and swallowed. ...Read more

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Where is the proximal trachea?

Where is the proximal trachea?

See below: It's the upper 1/3 of the trachea from your vocal cords down a third of the way. ...Read more

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What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

Keep clear airways: It is simply to keep the airways clear for breathing, and to prevent aspiration. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

Support: The cartilage rings (which aren't really rings because they don't go all the way around) give support to the trachea so it doesn't collapse during respiration and give some protection as well. ...Read more

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Can allergy brings to collapse?

It can: Severe allergic reactions can cause your BP to lower, this may cause fainting. ...Read more

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What could cause a lung to collapse?

What could cause a lung to collapse?

Injury or luck: Ok, not really luck. Some people are prone to "spontaneous pneumothorax" where the lung collapses on its own. Other reasons include injury, infection. Treatment may include drainage with a tube or even surgery. Treatment options depend on cause, patient symptoms and conditions. More information necessary to properly answer this question. ...Read more

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Why and how does lung collapse?

A few things: There can be multiple causes of lung collapse. The can leak air like a flat tire. This is called a pneumothorax. The airways to different parts of the lung can be plugged causing collapse. This would be pneumonia or atelectasis. ...Read more

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What is blastocyst collapse?

Not a common: terminology. Perhaps it means when an early embryo does not survive and collapses/shrinks. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

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Does a tear on the trachea require surgery?

Does a tear on the trachea require surgery?

Yes: It is quite difficult to tear a trachea because it is both tough and protected. A fear would allow all kinds of the wrong things directly into your airway and would require surgical repair. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more