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tra·che·a

 (trā′kē-ə)
n. pl. tra·che·ae (-kē-ē′) or tra·che·as
1. Anatomy A thin-walled, cartilaginous tube descending from the larynx to the bronchi and carrying air to the lungs. Also called windpipe.
2. Zoology One of the internal respiratory tubes of insects and some other terrestrial arthropods, which are connected to the spiracles and are used for gas exchange.
3. Botany A tracheary element.

[Middle English trache, from Medieval Latin trāchēa, from Late Latin trāchīa, from Greek (artēriā) trākheia, rough (artery), trachea (as opposed to the smooth vessels that carry blood and not air), feminine of trākhus, rough.]

tra′che·al adj.

tra•che•al

(ˈtreɪ ki əl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or connected with the trachea or tracheae.
2. of the nature of or composed of tracheae or vessels in plants.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tracheal - relating to or resembling or functioning like a tracheatracheal - relating to or resembling or functioning like a trachea
Translations

tracheal

[trəˈkɪəl] adjtracheale

tra·che·al

a. traqueal, rel. a la tráquea;
___ stenosisestenosis ___.
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An unusual case of tracheal stenosis following percutaneous tracheostomy.
Over-inflation of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) may result in serious complications including tracheal stenosis, tracheal rupture and tracheo-oesophageal fistula.
Examples are tracheal stenosis caused by intubation and a circular tracheal tumour.
Methods: Bronchoscopic balloon dilatation was performed in 26 patients with benign tracheal stenosis using an extra-small-diameter tube.
Larger studies are required to determine whether balloon cryotherapy improves the long-term patency of immature tracheal stenosis.
To prevent postintubational tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy was planned and uneventful percutaneous tracheostomy was performed by the consultant surgeon.
Over-inflation of ETT cuffs to pressures exceeding 30 cm H2O may result in serious complications including tracheal stenosis, tracheal rupture and tracheo-oesophageal fistula.
A tracheal stenosis was diagnosed by endoscopy and treated by surgical resection of 5 tracheal rings and tracheal anastomosis.
In cases of a narrowed glottis, tracheal stenosis, in children or adolescents, this technique may be inadequate.
The technical aspects of the procedure remain controversial, particularly the type of tracheal incision, in children excision of the anterior wall of the trachea will results in tracheal stenosis.
The second patient was a 16-year-old female who experienced tracheal stenosis after tuberculosis and had a lesion 3 cm in length.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Over-inflation of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) exceeding 30 cm H2O may result in tracheal stenosis.