cricoid


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cricoid

[′krī‚kȯid]
(anatomy)
The signet-ring-shaped cartilage forming the base of the larynx in humans and most other mammals.
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Table 1 Assessment of laryngoscopic views between groups A vs B Improved 21 (41%) No difference 23 (45%) Worsen 7 (14%) Total 51 (100%) Comparison of C-MAC laryngoscopic view in patients between cricoid pressure by blinded and unblinded assistant (A vs B).
The tumor invaded the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the tissue overlying the cricoid cartilage.
Serial sectioning of the whole specimen revealed no anatomic relationship of ABC to the cricoid perichondrium.
The plaintiff alleged that the failure to apply cricoid pressure allowed regurgitation to occur.
The traditional technique--comprising pre-oxygenation, administration of a predetermined dose of a potent induction agent (usually thiopentone) and suxamethonium, followed by cricoid pressure--remains the gold standard.
Case reports have described primary ABCs arising from the larynx, cricoid cartilage, thyroid cartilage, and soft tissues (3).
Patients in the groups above should be anaesthetised with necessary precautions to prevent aspiration, including awake intubation or rapid sequence induction with application of cricoid pressure.
GCTLs are expansile, yet encapsulated, solid lesions centered within the thyroid or cricoid cartilage, with destruction and displacement of the cartilaginous tissues and extension into laryngeal space.
Computed tomography showed that the tumor had encased and distorted the left arytenoid cartilage and part of the cricoid cartilage and extended to the subglottis.
Below the cords is the subglottic airway, supported by the cricoid cartilage and multiple cartilaginous rings continuing into the lower trachea.
A bullet fragment was palpable in the left anterior aspect of the neck, lateral to the cricoid cartilage.