epiglottis


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epiglottis

(ĕp'əglŏt`ĭs): see larynxlarynx
, organ of voice in mammals. Commonly known as the voice box, the larynx is a tubular chamber about 2 in. (5 cm) high, consisting of walls of cartilage bound by ligaments and membranes, and moved by muscles. The human larynx extends from the trachea, or windpipe.
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epiglottis

[‚ep·ə′gläd·əs]
(anatomy)
A flap of elastic cartilage covered by mucous membrane that protects the glottis during swallowing.

epiglottis

a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing, preventing food from entering the trachea
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In the present study, no sedatives were used, thereby no displacement of epiglottis was observed and structures observed were in accordance with those reported by Anderson et al.
During closure the avulsed epiglottis was stitched using 3/0 prolene to the thyroid cartilage.
Indirect laryngoscopy and video endoscopy performed with a rigid endoscope indicated that the epiglottis was slightly lowered to the laryngeal inlet.
The gold standard for the management is awake intubation with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope (FFB), but it may be failed due to the presence of secretions, a large floppy epiglottis, or distorted airway anatomy and deviation of the larynx after head and neck surgeries.
2 cm cranio-caudal soft tissue mass in the larynx extending from the epiglottis down through the level of the false vocal cords, vestibule, and true vocal cords.
He said that Miss Nield, of Ellesmere Port, suffered a crushed and twisted larynx, scarring of the oesophagus and trachea, scarring of the epiglottis, loss of hair, fracture to her left little finger and other major injuries, all of which had left her with continuing disabilities.
The palatine tonsils, found at the posterior aspect of the soft palate, and the lingual tonsils, seen at the base of the tongue anterior to the epiglottis, often enlarge during upper respiratory infections as well.
He had an entrapped epiglottis and will have an operation this weekend.
The patient had minimal inspiratory stridor and flexible laryngoscopy showed a slough covered proliferative growth involving both surface of epiglottis and false cords, (Fig.
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When inserted correctly, the nasopharyngeal airway should lie approximately 10 mm above the epiglottis.