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Because the right side is bigger in size and vertical (less angulated). The left is smaller in size and and more angulated.

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Why is the right primary bronchus a site for obstruction?

The right primary bronchus is slightly wider and at a steeper angle than the left primary bronchus. This is due mostly to the fact that the heart occupies a larger portion of the left lung than the right. This makes the right lung bigger so it needs a wider bronchus for air to fill it up. Plus since the heart is a bit more to the left, the left bronchus branches off at more of an angle. The combination of these two factors makes the right bronchus more susceptible to obstructions if a foreign object travels down the trachea leading the bronchus.

Which bronchi traps more foreign objects?

The right main bronchus

Is the right bronchus longer than the left bronchus?

no, left bronchus is longer than right bronchus. left bronchus is 5 cm long and right bronchus is 2.5cm long

Why nut can go into the right main bronchus instead of left main bronchus?

The right main bronchus, about 2.5 cm in length, is shorter, wider, and more nearly vertical than the left. Because it is in almost a direct line with the trachea--> foreign objects traversing the trachea are more likely to enter the right main bronchus.

What is the longest bronchus in lung?

Right bronchus

Foregin objects that enter the trachea are more apt to pass into the right lung because of what?

Foreign objects which enter the Trachea are more likely to pass in to the right bronchus . This is because of the positioning of the bronchus which is more vertical than the left bronchus so the effect of gravity is more marked. It is also wider and shorter than the left bronchus.

Does the right bronchus lead to the lungs?

Yes the right bronchus leads to the lungs.

Why does the right bronchus smaller than the left?

The right bronchus is larger in diameter and enters the right ling at a steeper angle than the left bronchus. The left bronchus is smaller to accommodate the left side of the heart which is larger than the right.

What principal bronchus is more vertical?

right principal bronchus

Is the left bronchus longer than the right bronchus?


Comparing with the right main bronchus the left main bronchus?

The right main bronchus is wider, shorter, and more vertical than the left. The left main bronchus is smaller in caliber,but 5 cm longer than the left bronchus.

Function of right bronchus?

The right bronchus is a passage leading from the trachea/windpipe into the right lung. When objects are aspirated, they are more likely to end up in the right bronchus than the left because its angle at the carina (the point where the trachea divides into a left and right bronchus) is more vertical/leads more straight down

Which of the primary bronchi traps foreign object that entered the respiratory passageways?

Foreign objects that enter the respiratory passageways are more likely to become lodged in the right primary (main) bronchus.

What is the difference between the right and left primary bronchus?

Right Primary Bronchus is shorter, wider, and more steep. Left Primary Bronchus is longer, more narrow, and less steep.

What is the functions of the right bronchus?

Air passage to & from the right lung.

Which primary bronchus is the more likely site for an inspired object to become lodged?

The primary bronchus that is the more likely site for an inspired object to become lodged is the right bronchus. It has a straighter alignment compared to the left bronchus.

Which tube connects to the trachea?

The left and right bronchus.

Which lung is most frequently affected by aspiration?

The right. The right bronchus is bigger, the angle is less steep, and there's a little ridge that partially blocks the left bronchus.

What is the bronchi and trachea used for?

The trachea and main bronchus bring air to the lungs. The main bronchus splits to a right and left bronchi.

The trachea splits into two smaller tubes called?

The trachea splits into two bronchi, right bronchus and left bronchus.

What is the tubes leading into the lungs?

The tube leading to the lungs is called Bronchus. It starts in the neck which is called Trachea, and then divides into left and right bronchus leading to the left and right lungs.

Which of the two mainstem bronchi is shorter wider and more vertical?

The right main bronchus is wider, shorter, and more vertical than the left main bronchus, and it enters the right lung at roughly the level of the fifth thoracic vertebra.In contrast, the left main bronchus is smaller in size, but longer in length than the right main bronchus. The left main bronchus enters the root of the left lung opposite to the sixth thoracic vertebra, passes underneath the aortic arch.

Branches of trachea?

The branches of trachea include: the right main bronchus and the left main bronchus. The trachea begins immediately below the larynx.

Which primary bronchus for an inspired object to become lodged?

The right primary bronchus is more likely to have an inspired object become lodged in itself because it is more wide than the left primary bronchus and is also located at a steeper angle. It is more wide because the right lung is larger and needs a wider bronchus for air to fill it up.

Are bronchus and bronchi the same?

The trachea divides into a right and left main bronchus. Each major bronchus then subdivides into smaller airway passages referred to as bronchi. As the airway passages make their way out to the lung tissue, the passages become smaller and are referred to as bronchioles. Eventually the bronchioles terminate into small collections of air sacs known as alveoli, which is where the actual exchange of CO2 and Oxygen occur. The above answer is partly correct, The bronchus and bronchi and the same, bronchus is singular and bronchi is plural. The primary (main) bronchi have a left bronchus and right bronchus, they later eventually branch into the bronchiole(s).

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