Laser division of the aryepiglottic
folds for severe laryngomalacia.
The low intensity lesion was 9 x 4mm in size and caused distortion of the left aryepiglottic
fold and minor airway narrowing.
A mass lesion infiltrating the right side of the laringeal cartilage, the right aryepiglottic
fold and the right fold were observed in the computed tomography (CT) of the neck.
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
Mild to moderate lateral pharyngeal oedema and ecchymosis of the pyriform sinus and aryepiglottic
fold have been noted in a significant number of MMA patients.
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
Lastly, with vocal cord paralysis, the ipsilateral aryepiglottic
fold moves medially, secondarily enlarging the ipsilateral pyriform sinus (6).
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.
0 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx Aryepiglottic
fold: NOS hypopharyngeal aspect Marginal zone Vermilion border of lip.
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.