What is partial cricotracheal resection?

Also known as: cricotracheal resection, trachial resection.

The trachea is the medical term for the windpipe that leads to the lungs. The cricoid is the ring of cartilage around the trachea. If scarring occurs on the cricoid or the portion of trachea below it, a partial cricotracheal resection might be necessary to remove this portion and reconnect the healthy ends.


Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

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