Anatomy of the upper airway

The tracheostomy is the procedure of creating an artificial opening into the front of the trachea, to bypass the airway superior to this where there may be a cancer, obstruction, or to reduce the airway to help with weaning on intensive care. This diagram outlines the main anatomical structures of the upper airway that are important when inserting a tracheostomy tube.

Anatomy of the upper airway

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