Flashcards in Trachea/Esophagus Deck (9)
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
T/F: The trachea lies posterior to the esophagus
False: it lies anterior
What supports the walls of the trachea?
A series of incomplete (C-shaped) cartilaginous rings
What spans the posterior gap of the trachea?
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
What is the blood supply to the trachea?
Inferior Thyroid Artery
What is the nerve innervation of the trachea?
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
What is the muscular tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach?