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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 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 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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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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Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Yes: The anterior (front) wall and side walls of your trachea and supported by rings made of cartilage. ...Read more

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What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

LERD & Dysphagia: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Dysphagia with gerd requires evaluation--please get checked. ...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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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