laryngeal inlet


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laryngeal inlet

[TA]
the aperture between the pharynx and larynx, bounded by the superior edges of the epiglottis (anteriorly), the aryepiglottic folds (laterally), and the mucosa between the arytenoids (posteriorly).

laryngeal inlet

the opening connecting the larynx and pharynx.

la·ryn·ge·al in·let

(lă-rinjē-ăl inlĕt)
[TA] The aperture between the pharynx and larynx, bounded by the superior edges of the epiglottis, the aryepiglottic folds, and the mucosa between the arytenoids.
Synonym(s): aditus laryngis [TA] .
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The right prevertebral extent of the disease was causing compression of right laryngeal inlet from behind.
Archie Brain, a British anaesthesiologist, for the first time introduced the laryngeal mask airway in 1983, designed to be positioned around the laryngeal inlet that could overcome the complications associated with endotracheal intubation, and yet be simple and atraumatic to insert.
The masks help in providing excellent ventilation without going through the normal visualization and intubation process of the laryngeal inlet.
Laryngeal FBs can be separated into two categories: large, conforming items that obstruct the laryngeal inlet causing immediate respiratory distress, and sharp, thin, aerodynamic FBs causing partial obstruction.
Indirect laryngoscopy and video endoscopy performed with a rigid endoscope indicated that the epiglottis was slightly lowered to the laryngeal inlet.
Laryngoscopy identified bulging of the posterior pharyngeal wall that partially occluded the laryngeal inlet.
When a foreign body reaches the laryngeal inlet it triggers a cough reflex just by touching the laryngeal mucosa.
Direct laryngoscopy revealed an extensive oedematous supraglottis with severe necrosis involving the laryngeal inlet, base of the tongue and right tonsillar bed.
The Intubaid fits within most endotracheal tubes and laryngeal masks to provide video-assisted visualization of the laryngeal inlet.
The epiglottis, one of the nine cartilaginous structures that comprise the larynx, serves to protect the laryngeal inlet by folding over the glottis during swallowing.
Archie Brain, a British anaesthesiologist, for the first time introduced the laryngeal mask airway in 1983, which is a supraglottic airway device with an inflatable cuff forming a low pressure seal around the laryngeal inlet and permitting ventilation.