epiglottic vallecula

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ep·i·glot·tic val·lec·u·la

a depression immediately posterior to the root of the tongue between the median and lateral glossoepiglottic folds on either side.
Synonym(s): vallecula epiglottica [TA]
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Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck demonstrated edema and asymmetry of the epiglottic vallecula. Thorax CT showed multiple nodules that resembled pulmonary metastases on both lungs.