carina of trachea


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ca·ri·na of tra·che·a

[TA]
the ridge separating the openings of the right and left main bronchi at their junction with the trachea.
Synonym(s): carina tracheae [TA], tracheal carina
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The time to bronchoscopy after admission was longer in patients with foreign bodies located in the left bronchus and branches than that in those in the right side and in the carina of trachea (6.8[+ or -]5.8, 2.0[+ or -]3.0 and 1.9[+ or -]2.2 days, respectively p=0.009).