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).

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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This forms a low pressure seal around the inlet of larynx. Because the tube does not pass through the vocal folds, LMA is less likely to cause vocal dysfunction.