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Hyoid bone
- 3 parts of hyoid bone:
1. greater cornua (horns)
2. lesser cornua (horns)
3. corpus (body)
- Only bone in the larynx—does not articulate with any other bone in the body.
- The larynx is suspended by this bone
Cunieform Cartilages
- Paired
- Hyaline cartilaginous tissue
- embedded in the arytenoids OR aryepiglottic folds??
- look like a cuneiform writing instrument
Subglottic space
immediately below the vocal cords. (the space underneath the true vocal folds)
- Narrowest part of the upper airway.
Aditus larynges
- opening into the larynx from the pharynx
Glottis-
space between the true vocal folds
Ventricle of Morgagni
- space between true and false vocal folds
Arytenoids
- paired
- Hyaline cartilaginous tissue
- tetrahedrons (three sided pyramid) – sit atop the posterior portion of the cricoid cartilage
- cartilaginous glottis
Pyriform sinuses-
spaces at the bottom of the valleculae where poolling can occur
Valleculae
groove between the base of the tongue and epiglottis that diverts saliva
Vocal process
anterior projection of the base of the arytenoid cartilages