Tracheal cartilages | definition of tracheal cartilages by Medical dictionary
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tra·che·al car·ti·lag·es [TA]
the 16-20 incomplete rings of hyaline cartilage forming the skeleton of the trachea; the rings are deficient posteriorly for from one fifth to one third of their circumference.
tra·che·al car·ti·lag·es (trā'kē-ăl kahr'ti-lăj-ĕz) [TA]
The 16-20 incomplete rings of hyaline cartilage forming the skeleton of the trachea; the rings are deficient posteriorly for one fifth to one third of their circumference.
Synonym(s): cartilagines tracheales
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Because this type of approach may result in airway stenosis, we exercised extreme care in making sure that we did not damage the tracheal cartilages
The mass was successfully removed en bloc by resecting 5 tracheal cartilages and anastomosing the resected ends of the trachea.
In the annular-ligament technique, the resection and anastomosis sites are between tracheal cartilages.
4,12) Local ischemia created by brief exposure to the inflated cuff creates circumferential stenosis involving only the tracheal mucosa, whereas prolonged exposure to pressure necrosis can create lesions involving the mucosa and tracheal cartilages