Cartílago cricoides

El cartílago cricoides o manzana de Adán es la porción de la garganta que se utiliza para insertar una aguja hueca con el fin de asistir a la respiración cuando otros recursos han fallado. Este procedimiento se conoce también con el nombre de punción de emergencia del conducto de aire o cricotirotomía.Cartílago cricoides

Revision

Last reviewed 7/16/2011 by Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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