• thoracic
  • portion of trachea that lies within the thorax, that is, the portion between the plane of the superior thoracic aperture above and the bifurcation of the trachea at the level of the sternal angle below. (drugs.com)
  • An investigation has found the thoracic surgeon who transplanted artificial tracheae into patients not guilty of overhyping his research. (the-scientist.com)
  • The trachea begins level with the sixth cervical vertebra and the carina is found at the level of the fifth thoracic vertebra (T5), opposite the sternal angle and can be positioned up to two vertebrae lower or higher, depending on breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • This occurs at the lower end of the trachea (usually at the level of the 4th thoracic vertebra, which is in line with the sternal angle, but may raise or descend up to two vertebrae higher or lower with breathing). (wikipedia.org)
  • divides
  • In the fourth week of development of the human embryo as the respiratory bud grows, the trachea separates from the foregut through the formation of tracheoesophageal ridges which fuse to form the tracheoesophageal septum and this separates the future trachea from the oesophagus and divides the foregut tube into the laryngotracheal tube. (wikipedia.org)
  • Widening and distortion of the carina is a serious sign because it usually indicates carcinoma of the lymph nodes around the region where the trachea divides. (wikipedia.org)
  • cartilage
  • The trachea is about 4.5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, and is comprised of smooth muscle and several c-shaped rings of cartilage. (healthline.com)
  • The sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles lie on top of the upper part of the trachea The thyroid gland also lies on top of the trachea, and lies below the cricoid cartilage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Particular care must be taken by the surgeon to not remove too much cartilage, as doing so can reduce the structure of the trachea and cause breathing difficulties. (wikipedia.org)
  • donor
  • In July 2012, 13-year-old Ciaran Finn-Lynch became the first child to receive a donor trachea stripped of cells and re-seeded with his own . (go.com)
  • organs
  • It is also the first time the procedure will be conducted on an individual without a trachea - as previously, diseased organs have been replaced. (medindia.net)
  • species
  • Caecum trachea is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Caecidae. (wikipedia.org)
  • The shell size varies between 2 mm and 4 mm This species is distributed on rocky shores in European waters from Norway to the Canaries, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Black Sea Caecum trachea (Montagu, 1803). (wikipedia.org)
  • diameter
  • The trachea of an adult has an inner diameter of about 1.5 to 2 centimetres (0.6 to 0.8 in) and a length of about 10 to 11 centimetres (4 in. (wikipedia.org)
  • The trachea is no more than 4mm diameter during the first year of life, expanding to its adult diameter by late childhood. (wikipedia.org)
  • fairly
  • The trachea is meant to be a fairly rigid tube. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Although the trachea was "performing well," Hannah's lung function "went from fairly good to weak to poor," according to her family. (go.com)
  • begins
  • Before the end of the fifth week, the trachea begins to develop from the laryngotracheal tube which develops from the laryngotracheal groove. (wikipedia.org)
  • point
  • Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient is the debut album from Canadian mathcore band The End. (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • The trachea is an essential component of that system serving the role of connecting the and glottis to lung alveoli. (reference.com)