corniculate


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corniculate

[kȯr′nik·yə·lət]
(biology)
Possessing small horns or hornlike processes.
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Zalzal et al described using scissors to trim the aryepiglottic folds, lateral edges of the epiglottis, and the mucosa over the arytenoids and corniculate cartilages.
The procedures that have been advocated include (1) division of the aryepiglottic fold, (2) partial amputation of the epiglottis, (3) suture of the epiglottis to the base of the tongue (epiglottoplasty), (4) removal of redundant supra-arytenoid mucosa and the lateral borders of the epiglottis, and (5) removal of the cuneiform and corniculate cartilages and the surrounding mucosa.
The arytenoid on the paralyzed side may be in a neutral position or, as stated above, may fall forward and medially, often with a passive falling of the corniculate cartilage, which can impede view of the posterior glottis.