Tracheostomy side view - image description

The illustration is a side view of the lower chin, the throat and the neck. It shows the trachea, which is a long tube, starting below the throat and goes down inside the neck. The trachea is a part of the throat. It is also called the windpipe. There is a short, curved tube going into the windpipe, which is in the lower part of the front of the neck. There is a cap on the front of the tube that is outside the throat. The tube is a few centimetres long.