corniculate


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corniculate

[kȯr′nik·yə·lət]
(biology)
Possessing small horns or hornlike processes.
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(Fig-7) The corniculate cartilages make their appearance as small pieces of cartilages articulating with the apices of the arytenoids cartilages.
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.
(12) Endoscopic surgery was first reported in 1984 by Lane et al, who noted that it led to a dramatic improvement in a 3-month-old patient; they excised the lateral portions of the epiglottis, the corniculate cartilage, and the tips of the arytenoids.
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.