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1

What are the superior and inferior boarders of the trachea?

Superior- the base of the larynx at the level of C6
Inferior- at the split into the left and right main bronchi

2

T/F: The trachea lies posterior to the esophagus

False: it lies anterior

3

What supports the walls of the trachea?

A series of incomplete (C-shaped) cartilaginous rings

4

What spans the posterior gap of the trachea?

Trachealis muslce

5

What allows for the expansion of the esophagus during swallowing of food?

The C-shape of the cartilage rings on the trachea that is open posteriorly

6

What is the blood supply to the trachea?

Inferior Thyroid Artery

7

What is the nerve innervation of the trachea?

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

8

What is the muscular tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach?

Esophagus

9

Where does the esophagus begin?

In the neck at the level of the C6 vertebra, posterior to the trachea