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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.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl),
1. The smaller of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the labyrinth, lying in the spheric recess; it is connected with the cochlear duct by a very short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with the utriculus by the beginning of the endolymphatic sac and the utriculosaccularis duct that joins it.
2. The immense bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of certain microorganisms.
[L. sacculus]

saccule

(săk′yo͞ol) also

sacculus

(-yə-ləs)
n. pl. saccules also sacculi (săk′yə-lī′)
1. A small sac.
2. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl)
1. The smaller of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the labyrinth, lying in the spheric recess; connected with the cochlear duct by a very short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with the utriculus by the beginning of the ductus endolymphaticus and the ductus utriculosaccularis that joins it.
2. The immense, bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of certain microorganisms.
Synonym(s): sacculus [TA] .
[L. sacculus]

saccule

  1. any small sac.
  2. a membranous labyrinth joined to the UTRICLE and forming part of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl)
1. [TA] Smaller of two membranous sacs in vestibule of labyrinth, lying in spheric recess; connected with cochlear duct by a short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with utriculus by beginning of endolymphatic sac and the utriculosaccularis duct that joins it.
2. Immense bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of some microorganisms.
[L. sacculus]
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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).
The laryngeal saccule is a pouch arising from the anterior end of the laryngeal ventricle.
Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated bilateral, air-filled outpouchings of the laryngeal saccules during forced expiration; these outpouchings disappeared during rest (figure 2).
Laryngoceles are abnormal dilations or herniations of the laryngeal saccule. [1] They communicate with the laryngeal lumen and are generally filled with air.
Laryngocele is a cystic dilation of the laryngeal saccule, which is in communication with the laryngeal lumen.
The formerly used classification of internal, external and combined laryngoceles is being abandoned since purely external laryngoceles cannot exist as laryngoceles originate at the laryngeal saccule. An internal laryngocele is confined within the false vocal fold, medial to the thyrohyoid membrane.
A laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. It is a rare benign lesion of the larynx.
Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation or herniation of the laryngeal saccule that extends upward within the false vocal fold in communication with the laryngeal lumen.
Ingestive gland of female Thaisella chocolata transverse histological section: Saccules of ingestive gland.
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.
Laryngeal inspection revealed everted laryngeal saccules, whereas tracheoscopy did not show any remarkable alteration.