arytenoid

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Related to Arytenoid cartilages: thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage
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Synonyms for arytenoid

either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached

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The specific imaging features of vocal cord paralysis on CT or MRI include atrophy of the thyroarytenoid muscle, anteromedial deviation of the arytenoid cartilage, enlarged laryngeal ventricle, enlarged pyriform sinus, and a paramedian or intermediate vocal cord.
A thorough microscopic evaluation of the injury with a blunt ball probe revealed that the arytenoid cartilage was properly positioned within the facets.
The arytenoid cartilages were mildly edematous and moderately erythematous.
1,2) Their presence there may lead to an expansion of the circumference of the laryngeal inlet, lateral displacement of the arytenoid cartilages, and consequent glottic insufficiency.
1) Type 1 laryngomalacia was characterized by prolapse of the mucosa overlying the arytenoid cartilages, type 2 involved foreshortened aryepiglottic folds, and type 3 involved posterior displacement of the epiglottis.
Laryngeal chondrosarcoma affects the cricoid cartilage (72% of cases) more than other laryngeal cartilages and more than thyroid and arytenoid cartilages.
The tumor most commonly arises within the cricoid cartilage (specifically, the posterior lamina), although the thyroid and arytenoid cartilages are occasionally affected.