I want to thank Drs. Zetlaoui and Benhamou for pointing out the shortcomings of the ultrasound image I created to accompany a recent Editorial View1 and Original Research Article2 on the use of ultrasound to improve the safety of cricothyrotomy. Truth be told, this is my very own tracheal anatomy exactly at the level of the cricothyroid membrane. However, a combination of my own anatomy (small distance between my cricoid and thyroid cartilages) and the ultrasound probe that I had on hand that day conspired to make it impossible to get an image that nicely demonstrated the ultrasonographic anatomy of the cricothyroid membrane itself. I want to thank these authors for reading the journal so closely and for taking the time to assemble the excellent images for our readers.
The author declares no competing interests.