tracheal cartilages


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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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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 [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Miller reported that the trachealis muscle consists of transverse bands that unite with the cornua of C-shaped tracheal cartilage rings (8).
Age and sex distribution, body height, length of the trachea, number of the cartilaginous rings per centimetre of the trachea in resting and maximally stretched positions and the number of the tracheal cartilages are represented in Table I.
The rings were incomplete dorsally but bridged by tracheal muscles between the ends of the tracheal cartilages to be entirely membranous (paries membranaceus) without cartilaginous support.
The mass, which was attached to the left posterolateral tracheal wall, was detached from the first and second tracheal cartilages along with the overlying mucosa.
(11) The recurrent nerves of this bird were torn when the adhered sternotracheal muscles were being dissected from the abnormal tracheal cartilages. The permanent change in vocalization may have been associated with damaged innervation to the syringeal muscles.
There was no tracheal cartilage tenderness, and chest computed tomography showed neither interstitial pneumonia nor tracheal stenosis.
Because of lack of response to medical therapy, 5 tracheal cartilages were surgically resected and an end-to-end tracheal anastomosis was performed.
Examination of the excised specimen showed that a transglottic tumor had involved the upper two tracheal cartilages, the laryngeal cartilage, and the thyroid gland (figure 4).