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- adj. Adjacent to the trachea
A few minute paratracheal glands are situated alongside the recurrent nerves on the lateral aspects of the trachea and esophagus.
The lymphatic vessels of the thyroid gland consist of two sets, an upper, which accompanies the superior thyroid artery and enters the superior deep cervical glands, and a lower, which runs partly to the pretracheal glands and partly to the small paratracheal glands which accompany the recurrent nerves.
Riverside clinicians 'confidence in their radiosurgical treatment technology and physicists has enabled them to aggressively treat lesions in sensitive areas, particularly the mediastinum, where the esophagus, heart, trachea and paratracheal lymph nodes are located.
Medical records indicate doctors suspected he might have had cancer in five areas: kidney, the lymph nodes at his collarbone, the paratracheal area leading from throat to lungs, his lungs and his brain.
A 62-year old male, ex smoker, with a history of chronic cough was examined with helical CT tomography and an air filled lesion was demonstrated at the right paratracheal region at the thoracic inlet.