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Tracheotomy incision, horse
Tracheotomy incision, horse
Tracheotomy incision, horse

Placement of the tracheotomy incision in the proximal neck. Note the incision has been performed and extended through the paired sternothyrohyoideus muscles. The surgeon is palpating the tracheal rings to perform the horizontal incision through the tracheal membrane between the rings.

Courtesy of Dr. Amelia Munsterman.

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