laryngeal saccule


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saccule

 [sak´ūl]
1. a little bag, sac, or pouch.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth, which communicates with the cochlear duct by way of the ductus reuniens.
laryngeal saccule sacculus laryngis.

laryngeal saccule

[TA]
a small diverticulum provided with mucous glands extending upward from the ventricle of the larynx between the vestibular fold and the lamina of the thyroid cartilage; it is a vestigial structure, being a much larger structure interdigitating with the neck musculature in some of the great apes, where it serves as a resonating chamber.

la·ryn·ge·al sac·cule

(lă-rinjē-ăl sakyūl) [TA]
Small diverticulum provided with mucous glands extending upward from ventricle of larynx between vestibular fold and lamina of thyroid cartilage.
Synonym(s): saccule of larynx.
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Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated bilateral, air-filled outpouchings of the laryngeal saccules during forced expiration; these outpouchings disappeared during rest (figure 2).
The increased negative pressure created to overcome the resistance causes soft tissue to become inflamed, tonsil and laryngeal saccules to evert and larynx and trachea to collapse.
Keywords : Brachycephalic; elongated soft palate; endoscopy; laryngeal saccules
Widening of stenotic nares, shortening of elongated soft palate and if required resection of everted laryngeal saccules (Farquharson and Smith, 1942; Trader, 1949; Leonard, 1957).
* everted laryngeal saccules: tissue within the airway that is pulled into the windpipe, partially obstructing airflow;