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TRACHEA-RELATIONS

Anatomy-Neck

TRACHEA-RELATIONS

ANTERIOR
1. The isthmus is adherent to 2, 3, 4 tracheal rings.
2. Sternothyroid and part of sternohyoid muscles.

POSTERIOR
3. The oesophagus lies posterior.

LATERAL
4. The lobes of the thyroid gland lie against the lateral side of the trachea as low as 6th ring.
5. The recurrent laryngeal nerve runs in the tracheo-oesophageal groove.
6. The carotid sheath (and contents) lie laterally.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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