bifid epiglottis

bifid epiglottis

congenital malformation in which the right and left sides of the epiglottis are not joined; associated with stridor and aspiration in the newborn due to the rotation of the two sides of the epiglottis into the glottis.

bi·fid ep·i·glot·tis

(bī'fid ep'i-glot'is)
Congenital malformation in which the right and left sides of the epiglottis are not joined; associated with stridor and aspiration in the newborn due to the rotation of the two sides of the epiglottis into the glottis.
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During the procedure, bifid epiglottis was confirmed (figure).
The pattern of associated anomalies supports the hypothesis that bifid epiglottis is the result of a teratogenic event rather than a genetic mutation since the embryologic development of the epiglottis occurs at the same time as that of the hand, hypothalamus, larynx, and oral cavity.
Reports of bifid epiglottis in the literature are rare.