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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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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 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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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