lateral cricoarytenoid (muscle)

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lat·er·al cri·co·ar·y·te·noid (mus·cle)

an intrinsic muscle of the larynx; origin, upper margin of arch of cricoid cartilage; insertion, muscular process of arytenoid; action, adducts vocal folds (narrows rima glottidis); nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.
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The second is transecting the insertion of the cricoarytenoideus dorsalis muscle from the muscular process and entering the cricoarytenoid (CA) joint to debride part of the articular cartilage and facilitate ankylosis of the CA joint.