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What is a circumferential tracheal ring?

What is a circumferential tracheal ring?

Rare: The trachea or windpipe is made up of incomplete cartilaginous rings where the front is c shaped cartilage with a membranous posterior in front of the esophagus. Rarely congenital complete circumferential tracheal rings may be cartilaginous all around resulting in possible tracheal stenosis (narrowing) which can lead to breathing difficulty. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse refers to falling from the upright position to the ground. Circulatory collapse means the blood circulation is failing due to problems such as poor pumping from the heart, low blood volume ...Read more


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I need any and all information you can give me on tracheal deviation thank you?

I need any and all information you can give me on tracheal deviation thank you?

Evaluation: There are many reasons for a tracheal evaluation. It is impossible to list them all in the space provided. You need an evaluation with an ENT in it is in the neck area or a thoracic surgeon if it is inside the chest area. CT scan and other test might be helpful. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes and what is tracheal malacia?

What causes and what is tracheal malacia?

Floppy airway: Tracheomalacia is a condition where the trachea (windpipe) collapses too easily, usually causing more trouble with expiration (or breathing out) it can have various causes including previous heart or chest surgery, prematurity, or can be a primary problem symptoms are noisy breathing, harsh brassy cough, sometimes "dying spells" should be diagnosed with a bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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Is tracheal intubation done when awake?

Is tracheal intubation done when awake?

Could be done: Tracheal intubation in usually done after patient is asleep, but in some circumstances it may be required to be done awake for patient saftey examples anticipated difficult intubation/mask ventilation unstable neck/fracture cervical spine with cord compression. ...Read more

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What test shoud be run for tracheal deviation?

What test shoud be run for tracheal deviation?

None: In most individuals there is some degree of "tracheal deviation". Presumably this deviation was observed on a chest x-ray, and if that test is itherwise unremarkable, then this is not something that requires further evlauation. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of a harsh tracheal cough?

What could be the causes of a harsh tracheal cough?

Depends...: The possible etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these factors. Diagnosis also depends upon cough duration. Treatment depends on diagnosis so please see your doctor asap so the proper diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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Petachiae in left lateral tracheal wall in the mid portion what's it mean?

Petachiae in left lateral tracheal  wall in the mid portion what's it mean?

Wow....: The only way to see this is by bronchoscopy or surgery..... Your should ask the doctor performing the study. Petechia are usually not good and can represent many different problems. Can be either mild or serious. If found on the pharynx they can be a symptom of strep throat. An ear, nose and throat doctor can clear up the considerable possibilities. ...Read more

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Wondering if it could be a tracheal burn from smoke?

Wondering if it could be a tracheal burn from smoke?

Possibly: Smoke inhalation, such as being in a fire or enclosed space, can cause irritation of the lining of the trachea. Usually being around smoke may cause mild to moderate inflammation leading to edema or swelling if the person is particularly sensitive, but this is usually self- limited. ...Read more

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Why do you have c shaped tracheal cartilage?

Why do you have c shaped tracheal cartilage?

Support: Effective breathing requires an open airway, and the cartilage of the trachea keeps the airway wide open during inspiration and expiration. Loss of the tracheal cartilage (tracheomalacia) leads to airway collapse and stridor (difficulty breathing). ...Read more

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What can you do to perform an e.T (endo tracheal) intubation?

What can you do to perform an e.T (endo tracheal) intubation?

Intubation: After rendering a patient unconscious with anesthetic medications a metal instrument called a laryngoscope is placed in the mouth. The laryngoscope has a light on it and allows one to look down the throat and into the airway at the vocal cords. The endotracheal tube is then passed through the vocal cords and then its cuff is blown up to occlude the trachea. The endotracheal tube is then ventilat. ...Read more

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