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vallecula

 [vah-lek´u-lah] (L.)
a depression or furrow.
vallecula cerebel´li a longitudinal fissure on the inferior cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
vallecula syl´vii a depression made by the fissure of Sylvius at the base of the brain.

val·lec·u·la

, pl.

val·lec·u·lae

(vă-lek'yū-lă, -lē), [TA]
A crevice or depression on any surface, particularly the spaces between the epiglottis and the base of the tongue, right and left.
Synonym(s): valley
[L. dim. of vallis, valley]

vallecula

/val·lec·u·la/ (vah-lek´u-lah) pl. valle´culae   [L.] a depression or furrow.vallec´ular
vallecula cerebel´li  the longitudinal fissure on the inferior cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
vallecula un´guis  the sulcus of the matrix of the nail.

vallecula

(vă-lĕk′yə-lə, və-)
n. pl. vallecu·lae (-lē′)
An anatomical depression or crevice, as between the hemispheres of the brain.

val·lec′u·lar, val·lec′u·late (-lĭt, -lāt′) adj.

vallecula

[vəlek′yələ]
Etymology: L, little valley
1 any crevice or depression on the surface of an organ or structure.
2 See vallecula epiglottica. vallecular, adj.

val·lec·u·la

, pl. valleculae (vă-lek'yū-lă, -lē) [TA]
1. A crevice or depression on any surface.
2. A sinus located between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis.
[L. dim. of vallis, valley]

vallecula

A small hollow, groove or depression on the surface of an organ.

vallecula

pl. valleculae [L.] a depression or furrow.

vallecula cerebelli
a longitudinal fissure on the caudal cerebellum, in which the medulla oblongata rests.
vallecula epiglottica
the depressions on either side of the median glossoepiglottic fold.
vallecula sylvii
a depression made by the fissure of Sylvius at the base of the brain. Called also lateral cerebral fossa.
vallecula unguis
the sulcus of the matrix of the nail.
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The original goal of the effortful swallow is to maximize posterior base of the tongue (BOT) motion, resulting in improved bolus clearance from the valleculae [4].
Computed tomography (CT) confirmed that the irregular soft-tissue mass had arisen in the area of the valleculae from the right side (figure 1).
Bolus clearance was rated on an ordinal scale from 1 to 3 for both the valleculae and pyriform sinus residue [17].
To date, very few cases of pleomorphic adenoma involving the base of the tongue and adjacent valleculae have been reported in the literature.
The appearance of the tongue and tongue base, valleculae, epiglottis, posterior pharyngeal wall, larynx, and vocal folds were normal.
Measurements correlated to outcomes include a longer distance between the hyoid bone and the mandibular plane, the size of the posterior airway space, the distance from the tip of the tongue to the base of the valleculae, and the length of the posterior airway.