Dorsal displacement of the soft palate and epiglottic
entrapment: Diagnosis, management, and interrelationship.
What percentage of subjects who aspirated had an abnormal epiglottic
Findings of a recent study suggested that reduced tongue base retraction impairs epiglottic
inversion, which acts as an element of airway protection.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a smooth-surfaced lesion that was isointense with muscle tissue and that extended to the epiglottic
level at the hypopharynx in the right side (Figure 2).
There were 2 cases of epiglottic
abscess; both were young males (27 and 31 years old) who were labourers from northern part of India who had come to Kerala for employment (manual labourers).
The internal branch of the SLN (IBSLN) supplies sensation to the lower pharynx, supraglottic larynx, and base of tongue and supplies special visceral afferents to epiglottic
3) No Head Tilt: Blade tip positions easily at the epiglottic
vallecula to facilitate direct visualization of the cords, with the patient in any position.
They represent the oro-velar opening (OOT), velo-pharyngeal closure (VCT), glottal closure (GCT), epiglottic
retroflexion (ERT), and esophageal opening (EOT).
Moulded 'fins' within the bowl of the sLMA are designed to protect the airway from epiglottic
obstruction, serving a similar function as the aperture bars of the LMA-Classic[TM].
Anteriorly, it extended up to the epiglottic
base in the parapharyngeal space.
A portable lateral radiograph of the neck showed diffuse soft tissue cervical and epiglottic
swelling with a classic "thumb sign." White blood count was 21.9 x [10.
* MTP III, also a supraglottic muscle tension, is characterized by an anteroposterior shortening of the distance between the epiglottic
petiole and the arytenoid muscles secondary to contraction of the larynx during phonation.