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).
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Grade I-Visualisation of entire laryngeal aperture, Grade II-Visualisation of only posterior commissure of laryngeal aperture, Grade III-Visualisation of Epiglottis, Grade IV-Visualisation of just the soft palate, Grade III and IV-Indicate difficult intubation.
During intubation, it was noted that the laryngeal apertures were grossly engorged and swollen.