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la·ryn·ge·al ven·tri·cle

the recess in each lateral wall of the larynx between the vestibular and vocal folds and into which the laryngeal sacculus opens.

la·ryn·ge·al ven·tri·cle

(lă-rin'jē-ăl ven'tri-kĕl) [TA]
The recess in each lateral wall of the larynx between the vestibular and vocal folds and into which the laryngeal sacculus opens.
Synonym(s): Morgagni sinus (3) .


Giovanni Battista, Italian anatomist and pathologist, 1682-1771.
frenulum of Morgagni - a fold running from the junction of the two commissures of the ileocecal valve on either side along the inner wall of the cecocolic junction. Synonym(s): frenulum of ileocecal valve; Morgagni frenum; Morgagni retinaculum
Morgagni appendix - an inconstant narrow lobe of the thyroid gland. Synonym(s): pyramidal lobe of thyroid gland
Morgagni cartilage - a small nonarticulating rod of elastic cartilage in the aryepiglottic fold anterolateral and somewhat superior to the corniculate cartilage. Synonym(s): cuneiform cartilage; Morgagni tubercle
Morgagni caruncle - middle lobe of prostate.
Morgagni cataract - a hypermature cataract in which the nucleus gravitates within the capsule. Synonym(s): sedimentary cataract
Morgagni columns - a number of vertical ridges in the mucous membrane of the upper half of the anal canal. Synonym(s): anal columns
Morgagni concha - the upper thin, spongy, bony plate projecting from the lateral wall of the nasal cavity, separating the superior meatus from the sphenoethmoidal recess. Synonym(s): superior nasal concha
Morgagni crypts - the grooves between the anal columns. Synonym(s): anal sinuses
Morgagni disease - Synonym(s): Adams-Stokes syndrome
Morgagni foramen - congenital defect in the fusion of sternal and costal elements of the diaphragmatic anlage that is the site of a parasternal hernia. Synonym(s): foramen cecum of tongue
Morgagni fossa - the terminal dilated portion of the urethra in the glans penis. Synonym(s): Morgagni fovea; navicular fossa of the urethra
Morgagni fovea - Synonym(s): Morgagni fossa
Morgagni frenum - Synonym(s): frenulum of Morgagni
Morgagni globules - vesicles beneath the capsule and between lens fibers in an early cataract. Synonym(s): Morgagni spheres
Morgagni hernia
Morgagni humor - Synonym(s): Morgagni liquor
Morgagni hydatid - a vestigial remnant of the embryonic mesonephric duct. Synonym(s): vesicular appendices of uterine tube
Morgagni lacuna - one of a number of little recesses in the mucous membrane of the spongy urethra into which empty the ducts of the urethral glands. Synonym(s): urethral lacuna
Morgagni liquor - a fluid found postmortem between the epithelium and the fibers of the lens, resulting from the liquefaction of a semifluid material existing there during life. Synonym(s): Morgagni humor
Morgagni nodule - a nodule at the center of the free border of each semilunar valve at the beginning of the pulmonary artery and aorta. Synonym(s): nodule of semilunar valve
Morgagni prolapse - chronic inflammation of laryngeal ventricle.
Morgagni retinaculum - Synonym(s): frenulum of Morgagni
Morgagni sinus - Synonym(s): anal sinuses; laryngeal ventricle; prostatic utricle
Morgagni spheres - Synonym(s): Morgagni globules
Morgagni syndrome - hyperostosis frontalis interna in elderly women, with obesity and neuropsychiatric disorders. Synonym(s): metabolic craniopathy; Stewart-Morel syndrome
Morgagni tubercle - Synonym(s): Morgagni cartilage
Morgagni valves - delicate crescent-shaped mucosal folds that pass between the lower ends of neighboring anal columns. Synonym(s): anal valves
Morgagni ventricle - the recess in each lateral wall of the larynx between the vestibular and vocal folds and into which the laryngeal sacculus opens. Synonym(s): laryngeal ventricle
Morgagni-Adams-Stokes syndrome - Synonym(s): Adams-Stokes syndrome
morgagnian cyst - a vestigial remnant of the embryonic mesonephric duct. Synonym(s): vesicular appendices of uterine tube

la·ryn·ge·al ven·tri·cle

(lă-rin'jē-ăl ventri-kĕl) [TA]
Recess in each lateral wall of larynx between vestibular and vocal folds and into which laryngeal sacculus opens.


pertaining to the larynx.

laryngeal adductory reflex, adduction test
slapping of the saddle region of a horse just behind the withers causes a flickering, adductory movement of the contralateral arytenoid cartilage in normal horses. The movement of the cartilage can be viewed endoscopically. The reflex is abolished by damage to the adductory component of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, by lesions in the spinal cord in the anterior thoracic region and by excitement. Called also slap test.
laryngeal airsacculitis
inflammation of the large air sacs found attached to the larynx in great apes.
laryngeal cartilage
includes epiglottis, thyroid, cricoid, and the paired arytenoid cartilages.
laryngeal chondritis
necrosis and ulceration of laryngeal mucosa caudal to the vocal cords; seen in calves and especially in Texel and Southdown sheep.
laryngeal chondroma
can cause laryngeal obstruction in horses.
laryngeal collapse
a cause of upper airway obstruction, particularly in brachycephalic dogs.
laryngeal congenital anomalies
epiglottal hypoplasia (horse, pig) is a rare anomaly.
laryngeal contact ulcers
are ulcerative lesions which develop at the site of minor abrasions caused by frequent contact and rubbing of the epiglottis and arytenoid cartilages.
laryngeal edema
a part of acute inflammation of the laryngeal mucosa due to infection, allergy or inhalation of irritant materials. It causes obstruction to air flow, stertor, dyspnea and potentially asphyxia.
everted laryngeal saccules
the laryngeal saccules protrude into the lumen of the larynx, become edematous and cause upper airway obstruction with increased inspiratory effort.
laryngeal fremitus
a vibration palpable at the throat with partial obstruction of the larynx.
laryngeal hemiplegia
unilateral paralysis, called also roaring, is a common condition in horses, causing a reduction in exercise tolerance and a loud stertor at exercise. Bilateral paralysis causes a more severe but similar syndrome.
laryngeal mound
a conspicuous mound in the throat of birds; carries the entrance to the larynx.
laryngeal necrobacillosis
the principal lesion in calf diphtheria.
laryngeal necrosis
occurs in outbreaks in feedlot steers at the site of contact ulcers on the larynx. The common bacteria in the lesions is Fusobacterium necrophorum.
laryngeal neoplasm
includes chondroma, papilloma.
laryngeal neuropathy
dysfuction, most commonly unilateral hemiplegia, of the recurrent layngeal nerve; see roaring.
laryngeal obstruction
may be acute or chronic, with signs varying to match. Stertor, inspiratory dyspnea and local signs, such as pain, swelling and the presence of foreign bodies, constitute the clinical syndrome.
laryngeal papilloma
occurs in feedlot steers at the site of contact ulcers on the larynx.
laryngeal paralysis
can result from lesions of the vagus or recurrent laryngeal nerves, and may be acquired or congenital. It is seen in association with hypothyroidism in dogs. An inherited laryngeal paralysis occurs in the Bouvier des Flandres breed of dogs, causing varying degrees of noisy respirations and upper airway obstruction from several months of age. In immature Dalmatian dogs it is seen as part of a more widespread polyneuropathy with megaesophagus, neurologic deficits. See also laryngeal hemiplegia (above).
laryngeal polyp
recorded in horses in association with Besnoitia spp. infection.
laryngeal pyriform recesses
permit the grazing ruminant to breathe, and to sniff the air, while eating and ruminating.
laryngeal saccule
the lining of the laryngeal ventricle.
laryngeal sounds
the normal sounds of air going in and out past the larynx, as heard with a stethoscope. When there is stenosis the sounds are loud and harsh, also called stertor; with catarrhal inflammation they are gurgling.
laryngeal spasm
a reflex constriction of the larynx because of contact with foreign material being inhaled or during administration of a gaseous anesthetic, especially in cats. May cause asphyxiation.
laryngeal sphincteric girdle
the muscles that constrict the laryngeal opening, and the cricoarytenoid, transverse arytenoid and thyroarytenoid muscles.
laryngeal stenosis
may follow laryngeal surgery, inury (particularly prolonged intubation), or infection; granulation tissue and cartilage degeneration and collapse can cause a progressive reduction in the airway.
laryngeal stertor
loud breath sounds caused by a narrowing of the laryngeal lumen.
laryngeal ulceration
common subclinical lesion in feedlot cattle; lesions are at points of apposition of vocal processes and medial angles of arytenoid processes.
laryngeal ventricle
a bilateral outpocketing of the laryngeal mucosa in the dog, pig and horse. In the dog and the horse they are between the vocal and vestibular folds in the lateral walls of the laryngeal vestibule. In the pig they are in the lateral wall of the glottis.
laryngeal ventriculectomy
removal of the mucosa lining the relevant laryngeal ventricle as a treatment of laryngeal hemiplegia in horses.
laryngeal vestibule
the short space from the entrance to the larynx to the rima glottidis.


a small cavity or chamber, as in the brain or heart.
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Ventricular system of the brain. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004

cardiac ventricle
the single fetal cardiac ventricle, formed by the looping of the bulboventricle; divided later by the growth of the interventricular septum as a projection from the wall of the bulboventricle.
fifth ventricle
the median cleft between the two laminae of the brain's septum lucidum.
fourth ventricle
a median, horizontally disposed, rhomboid cavity in the hindbrain, between the cerebellum and medulla, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
gastric ventricle
laryngeal ventricle
a variably developed cavity of the larynx that opens into the laryngeal vestibule by a cleft between the vestibular and vocal folds; well developed in dogs and horses and especially certain apes.
lateral ventricle
the cavity in each cerebral hemisphere, derived from the cavity of the embryonic tube, containing cerebrospinal fluid and communicating with the third ventricle.
left ventricle
the lower chamber of the left side of the heart, which pumps oxygenated blood out through the aorta to all the tissues of the body.
pineal ventricle
an extension of the third ventricle into the stalk of the pineal body.
right ventricle
the lower chamber of the right side of the heart, which pumps venous blood through the pulmonary trunk and arteries to the capillaries of the lung.
third ventricle
a vertically disposed, ring-shaped space that contains cerebrospinal fluid and that communicates anteriorly with the lateral ventricles and caudally with the cerebral aqueduct within the diencephalon between the two thalami.
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Kirse et al recently described an endoscopic extended ventriculotomy procedure in which most of the lateral wall of the supraglottis, including the false vocal fold and laryngeal ventricle, is resected.
To review, the laryngeal ventricle is the space that exists between the true and false vocal folds.
Those that arise in the laryngeal ventricle should be called laryngoceles.
Outpouchings of the laryngeal ventricle extend through the openings in the thyrohyoid membrane for the superior laryngeal vessels and nerve, and balloon outward and upward toward the submandibular triangle.
The vegetative lesion did not involve the anterior commissure or laryngeal ventricle.
Narrow nostrils, elongated soft palate and everted laryngeal ventricles (Harvey, 1982a; Harvey, 1982b; Harvey, 1982c; Lorinson et al.
3) As otolaryngologists have been more diligent about looking for signs of LPR such as posterior laryngeal edema (swelling) and erythema (redness), obliteration of the laryngeal ventricles and interarytenoid hypertrophy, treatment for LPR based upon these findings has become increasingly common.
The appearance of the laryngeal ventricles, subglottic area, true vocal folds, and false vocal folds was normal.