Cricotracheal ligament

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Ligament: Cricotracheal ligament
Latin Ligamentum cricotracheale
Gray's p.1077
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492093

The cricotracheal ligament connects the cricoid cartilage with the first ring of the trachea.

It resembles the fibrous membrane which connects the cartilaginous rings of the trachea to each other.

Cricotracheal ligament

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.