cricopharyngeal ligament

(redirected from ligamentum corniculopharyngeum)

cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al lig·a·ment

[TA]
an elastic band connecting the tip of the corniculate (Santorini) cartilage and the lamina of the cricoid cartilage and continuing into the pharyngeal mucosa covering the cricoid lamina.
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cricopharyngeal ligament

A ligamentous bundle between the upper and posterior border of the cricoid cartilage and the anterior wall of the pharynx.
See also: ligament
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