Tracheobronchial tree

Tracheobronchial tree

The tracheobronchial tree is the structure from the trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles that forms the airways that supply air to the lungs. It is within the neck and the chest.cite journal |author=Johnson SB |title=Tracheobronchial injury |journal= Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery |volume=20 |issue=1 |pages=52–57 |year= 2008 |pmid=18420127 |doi=10.1053/j.semtcvs.2007.09.001 |url=] The structure looks like a tree because the trachea splits into the right and left mainstem bronchi, which "branch" into more progressively smaller structures. The lining of the tracheobronchial tree consists of ciliated columnar epithelial cells.cite book |author=Moore EJ, Feliciano DV, Mattox KL |title=Trauma |publisher=McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division |location=New York |year=2004 |pages=545 |isbn=0-07-137069-2 |oclc= |doi= |accessdate= 2008-06-15 |url=,M1] Injuries to the tracheobronchial tree are potentially fatal because they can interfere with breathing.cite journal |author=Chu CP, Chen PP |title=Tracheobronchial injury secondary to blunt chest trauma: Diagnosis and management |journal=Anaesth Intensive Care |volume=30 |issue=2 |pages=145–52 |year=2002 |month=April |pmid=12002920 |doi= |url=]

ee also

*Tracheobronchial lymph nodes


External links

* [ Respiratory System/Pulmonary Anatomy]

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