Flashcards in Larynx: Cartilages Deck (29):
What are the cartilages that are associated with the larynx?
1) Thyroid Cartilage
2) Cricoid Cartilage
3) Epiglottic Cartilage
4) Arytenoid Cartilage
5) Corniculate Cartilage
6) Cuneiform Cartilage
What is the feature that is seen on the most superior, anterior aspect of the thyroid cartilage?
Superior Thyroid Notch
What is the area of the thyroid cartilage that is directly attached to the greater horn of the hyoid bone?
What is the anterior-median elevation on the thyroid cartilage?
What is the common name of the Laryngeal Prominence?
What is the name of the flat, broad area bilateral to the laryngeal prominence on the thyroid cartilage?
what is the part of the thyroid cartilage that is is direct contact with the cricoid cartilage?
What is the part of the thyroid cartilage that serves as a direct muscle attachment?
What are the muscles that directly attach to the oblique line of the thyroid cartilage?
1) Inferior Constrictor
Which if the two thyroid notches are less defined?
What is the general shape of the cricoid cartilage?
a singlet ring, wide in the back, skinny in the front
What is the most inferior of the laryngeal cartilages?
At what level does the cricoid cartilage lie?
What is the narrow, anterior part of the cricoid cartilage?
What is the broad, posterior area of the cricoid cartilage?
What is the spoon-like cartilage that lies behind the root of the hyoid bone?
Where is the lower end of the epiglottic cartilage attached?
The back (posterior aspect) of the laryngeal prominence of the thyroid cartilage
What is the piece of connective tissue that links the epiglottic cartilage of the thyroid cartilage?
What are the pyramidal shaped, paired cartilages that are articulated with the cricoid cartilage?
What is the part of the arytenoid cartilages that gives the attachment site for the vocal ligament?
What is the part of the arytenoid cartilage that gives the attachment site for the intrinsic muscles of the larynx?
Which of the processes of the arytenoid cartilages projects anterior (forward)?
Which process of the arytenoid cartilages projects posterior and lateral?
Whcih of the "vocal cords" does the vocal process attach to?
Vocal Folds (true vocal cords)
What is the vocal ligament?
The actual vibrating part of the vocal folds
What are the cartilages which are suspended within the vocal fold and are vestigial of the embryological pharyngeal arches?
1) Corniculate Cartilage
2) Cuneiform Cartilage
Which of the "floating cartilages" are found within the apex of the corresponding arytenoid cartilage and are closed within the aryepiglottic folds?