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Trachea Anatomy

Overview

This discussion of tracheal anatomy covers the following aspects:

Development of the Human Trachea: Highlights of the different periods of embryonic and fetal development

Gross anatomy: The structure, dimensions, and anatomic relationships, as well as the neurovascular and lymphatic supply of the upper airway; differences between the child and adult tracheas

Microscopic anatomy and a few ultrastructural points pertinent to the function of the cartilaginous framework of the trachea

Clinical correlations related to tracheal anomalies, tracheal deviation, or shift as well as artificial trachea

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