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Mechanism of Asphyxia (Suffocation) Due to Blocked Airway
Item ID: exh42758c   Source ID: 2

Description: This medical exhibit illustrates the mechanism of asphyxiation (suffocation) due to a blocked airway (trachea). The inflammation and hemorraging of the tracheal tissue surrounding a tracheal tube creates a mucus plug that blocks airway, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the lungs.

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This medical exhibit illustrates the mechanism of asphyxiation (suffocation) due to a blocked airway (trachea). The inflammation and hemorraging of the tracheal tissue surrounding a tracheal tube creates a mucus plug that blocks airway, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the lungs.

Max Image Size: 2722 pixels wide by 1951 pixels high


 
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