Written by Dr. Vivek | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on May 04, 2016

Tracheostomy

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Tracheostomy - Anatomy

► The trachea is also called windpipe

► The trachea and esophagus run parallel to each other through the chest cavity.

► The esophagus is connected to the stomach, and helps in carrying food and saliva to the stomach.

► The trachea, which is connected to the lungs, carries air to the bronchi and the lungs.

► As we breathe the air passes through the throat into the trachea (windpipe).

► The trachea is then divided into the left and right bronchi.

► Each bronchus divides again and again like a branch of a tree, becoming narrower and narrower.

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