tracheal bifurcation


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tracheal bifurcation

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the division of the trachea into the right and left main bronchi; it occurs at the level of the fifth or sixth thoracic vertebral body and is marked internally by the presence of a carina or keellike ridge between the diverging bronchi.
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Trachea was measured between the inferior margins of cricoid to the tracheal bifurcation in two different positions:
The level of tracheal bifurcation and diameters of both main bronchi were normal.