from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to both the cricoid cartilage and the rings of the trachea.
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Our surgeons are among a select group nationwide that perform state-of-the-art airway reconstructive procedures including laryngotracheoplasty (enlargement of the airway using cartilage) and partial cricotracheal resection (removal of the scarred portion of the airway).
The first cartilage is broader than the rest, and often divided at one end; it is connected by the cricotracheal ligament with the lower border of the cricoid cartilage, with which, or with the succeeding cartilage, it is sometimes blended.