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1

How long is the trachea?

10 - 11cms

2

What is the average width of the trachea?

12mm

3

Via the action of what muscle can the trachea be narrowed?

Trachealis

4

A trachea that deviates from the midline may be a sign of what?

Tension pneumothorax

5

How does the left main bronchus differ from the right main bronchus?

Longer
More horizontal
Narrower

6

Where does the trachea start (which vertebral level)?

C6

7

What is the lingual?

An extension of the upper lobe

8

Which segment of which lobe on which lung is a prime candidate for the development of pneumonia?

Apical, Lower lobe, Left lung

9

How does the right lung differ from the left lung in terms of size, fissures and lobes?

Right:
- shorter, but wider
- 2 fissures - horizontal and oblique
- 3 lobes - upper and lower

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