Tracheotomy side view - image description

The illustration is a side view of the lower chin and the throat. It shows the trachea, which is usually called the windpipe, as a long tube starting below the chin. The trachea is a part of the throat. In the lower part of the front of the neck there is a short curved tube going into the windpipe. It is a few centimetres long. There is a cap on the front of the tube that sits outside the throat.