corniculate cartilage


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corniculate cartilage

[kȯr′nik·yə·lət ¦kärt·lij]
(anatomy)
The cartilaginous nodule on the tip of the arytenoid cartilage.
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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 development and maturation of epiglottis, cricoids and corniculate cartilages in the present study is seen at 18-20 weeks of intrauterine life and this finding is consistent with findings of Meena Negi and Chandrama Anand(1987) (6).
Prescott advised surgeons to focus on three supraglouic elements during the physical examination: the epiglottis, the aryepiglottic folds, and the mucosa over the corniculate cartilages on the arytenoids.