aryepiglottic fold


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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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Computed tomography (CT) with contrast demonstrated a hyperdense mass that extended from the right aryepiglottic fold to the right vocal fold (figure 2).
2) These tumors are generally found in areas that contain a high proportion of subepithelial fat, such as the epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds.
A thorough clinical workup of all the patients was done (detailed history, general physical and systemic examination, complete nasal and paranasal sinuses examination, examination of ears, examination of larynx, external examination for obvious swelling, mobility of the laryngeal framework, laryngeal crepitus, tenderness, laryngeal expansion, and indirect laryngoscopy to examine posterior one-third of the tongue, valleculae, epiglottis, aryepiglottic folds, vestibular folds, vocal cords, pyriform fossae, and movements of the vocal cords).
When the inflammation becomes extensive, the epiglottis and the aryepiglottic folds sometimes invaginate through the glottic opening, as the patient generates greater negative pressures with more forceful inspiratory efforts.
It contains the epiglottis, arytenoid cartilage, aryepiglottic folds, vocal cords and the cricoid cartilage.
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).
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).
A laryngeal computed tomography (CT) result was reported as possible supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma, with findings of epiglottic widening, narrowing of pre-epiglottic distance, irregularity of aryepiglottic folds, and narrowing of piriform sinuses (figure 3, A).
On the other hand, if the expiratory coughing is weak and the resistance offered by the aryepiglottic folds is enough, the foreign body is held up in tile vestibule of the larynx.
Laser division of the aryepiglottic folds for severe laryngomalacia.
The patient was a 21-year-old woman who presented with a recurrence of a previously resected supraglottic tumor of the aryepiglottic folds.