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Tracheostomy Anatomy

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Understanding the anatomy of a tracheostomy is helpful for successful management of patients with tracheostomies. Recognizing important landmarks ensures the safe evaluation of the tracheostomy tube and minimizes the risk of complications from your interventions.

Gross Anatomy

The Trach Procedure

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This surgical video from Mount Sinai is a great educational resource and gives a great understanding of the anatomic location and placement process.

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