What are complete tracheal rings?

Also known as: deformed tracheal rings, congenital malformation of the trachea.

The trachea is the windpipe, and trachea rings are rings of cartilage that enhance the structure of the trachea and prevent it from collapsing. Normally, tracheal rings are C-shaped. But complete tracheal rings have an O-shape that can lead to complications.


Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

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