Hematoma after introduction of a CVAD
The larynx is a closure apparatus consisting of cartilage, muscles and fibre bundles. It separates the trachea from the esophagus.
The larynx fulfills a number of different functions:
During the act of swallowing, the glottis and epiglottis are closed. This keeps the chyme from reaching the lower respiratory tract via oral cavity or pharynx.
A CVAD (Central Venous Access device) is a catheter introduced into a bigger vein of the body. With it, one can apply infusions and IV medication, or measure the central venous pressure.