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Anatomy of the Trachea with Proper Tracheostomy Placement. This medical exhibit depicts the anatomy of the trachea with the proper placement of a tracheostomy tube between the second and third tracheal cartilages from multiple views. Labeled structures include the thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, tracheal cartilages, arytenoid cartilages, vocal cords and tracheostomy tube air passage.