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trachea

The windpipe. This is the airway that brings air inhaled from the nose and mouth into the lungs….

larynx

The voice box. The larynx houses the vocal cords and connects the pharynx with the trachea.

tracheoesophageal speech

When a person forces air through a surgically created valve between the trachea and oesophagus to create a low-pitched, throaty voice….

endobronchial ultrasound

(EBUS) A type of bronchoscopy procedure that allows a doctor to examine the airways (bronchi) and take tissue samples through the airways and windpipe (trachea).

tracheostomy

An operation in which a hole is made at the base of the neck into the trachea (windpipe), in order to create a clear airway….

mediastinum

The area in the chest between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes….