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fold

 [fōld]
plica; a thin margin curved back on itself, or doubling.
amniotic fold the folded edge of the amnion where it rises over and finally encloses the embryo.
aryepiglottic fold a fold of mucous membrane extending on each side between the lateral border of the epiglottis and the summit of the arytenoid cartilage.
circular f's the permanent transverse folds of the luminal surface of the small intestine.
costocolic fold a fold of peritoneum passing from the left colic flexure to the adjacent part of the diaphragm; called also phrenicocolic ligament.
gastric f's the series of folds in the mucous membrane of the stomach.
gluteal fold the crease separating the buttocks from the thigh.
head fold a fold of blastoderm at the cephalic end of the developing embryo.
interdigital fold the free border of the web connecting the bases of adjoining digits.
lacrimal fold a fold of mucous membrane at the lower opening of the nasolacrimal duct.
mucosal fold (mucous fold) a fold of mucous membrane.
nail fold the fold of palmar skin around the base and sides of the nail of a finger or toe.
neural fold one of the paired folds lying on either side of the neural plate that form the neural tube.
semilunar fold of conjunctiva a mucous fold at the medial angle of the eye.
serosal fold (serous fold) a fold of serous membrane.
spiral fold a spirally arranged elevation in the mucosa of the first part of the cystic duct.
tail fold a fold of the blastoderm at the caudal end of the developing embryo.
transverse f's three permanent transverse folds in the rectum.
ventricular fold (vestibular fold) a false vocal cord.
vestigial fold a pericardial fold enclosing the remnant of the embryonic left anterior cardinal vein.
vocal f's true vocal cords.

ar·y·ep·i·glot·tic fold

[TA]
a prominent fold of mucous membrane stretching between the lateral margin of the epiglottis and the arytenoid cartilage on either side; it encloses the aryepiglottic muscle.

aryepiglottic fold

[er′ē·ep′iglot′ik]
a mucosal fold on each of the lateral borders of the larynx. Together the folds enclose the superior margins of the quadrangular membranes and adjacent soft tissues. They function as a sphincter during swallowing.

ar·y·ep·i·glot·tic fold

(ar'ē-ep-i-glot'ik fōld) [TA]
A prominent fold of mucous membrane stretching between the lateral margin of the epiglottis and the arytenoid cartilage on either side; it encloses the aryepiglottic muscle.
Synonym(s): plica aryepiglottica [TA] .

ar·y·ep·i·glot·tic fold

(ar'ē-ep-i-glot'ik fōld) [TA]
Prominent fold of mucous membrane stretching between lateral margin of the epiglottis and arytenoid cartilage on either side; encloses the aryepiglottic muscle.
Synonym(s): arytenoepiglottidean fold.

aryepiglottic fold

the mucosal fold connecting the lateral border of the epiglottic cartilage to the mucosa covering the arytenoid and corniculate cartilages.
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Laser division of the aryepiglottic folds for severe laryngomalacia.
The aryepiglottic folds are thin walls of tissue that extend from the posterior upper larynx to the epiglottis, and these form the medial borders of the pyriform sinuses, which may be elucidated on a swallow study (not shown here).
In the pharyngeal phase, the larynx prevents material from entering the trachea by closing the true vocal cords, false vocal folds and aryepiglottic folds respectively.
5) Clinical manifestations include hoarseness, odynophagia, sore throat and dyspnea, while the lesions include inflammatory lesions of the lips, tongue, oral and pharyngeal mucosa, epiglottis, aryepiglottic folds, vestibular and vocal folds.
2) Lesions are found in the interarytenoid areas and on the aryepiglottic folds.
These structures include the aryepiglottic folds and the loose connective tissues in the pre-epiglottic and para-epiglottic spaces; hence, the alternate term acute supraglottitis.
18) If floppiness of the epiglottis or aryepiglottic folds was seen while the patient was breathing spontaneously, trimming of the mucosa of the aryepiglottic fold(s) was performed to allow for increased airflow.
Evans reported that airway obstruction following placement of laryngeal masks are mostly due to posterior displacement of the epiglottis or encroachment of the aryepiglottic folds on the laryngeal inlet (4).
The patient was a 21-year-old woman who presented with a recurrence of a previously resected supraglottic tumor of the aryepiglottic folds.
Repeat flexible nasendoscopy revealed thickened aryepiglottic folds and a small but distinct supraglottic web that had not been present during the previous examination (figure 1).
2) These tumors are generally found in areas that contain a high proportion of subepithelial fat, such as the epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds.
Lesions may occur on the soft palate, uvula, epiglottis, and aryepiglottic folds.