epiglottis


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a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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Speaking at a press morning organised by sponsors William Hill, Tizzard said: "Cue Card's epiglottis was operated on in February.
The trainer continued: "We had a difficult time with Cue Card last season but he had a trapped epiglottis, a rare type of problem in which the skin comes up over his air pipe.
The laryngeal mask, disposable, PVC, ribbing to protect against the epiglottis faecal impaction, loose not intercalating drain, includes a lubricant and a luer lock syringe of 30 ml size 1,0 - 1,5 - 2,0 - 2,5 - 3 0 - 4.
The surgeon was able to manipulate the thyroid cartilage externally to release the epiglottis into its normal position (figure 2).
To protect the airway from contents intended for the esophagus, the epiglottis is present as a flap-like roof that arises from the anterior larynx at the level of the hyoid bone.
The supraglottic larynx, including the epiglottis, forms the anterior wall of the hypopharynx.
Two days after that, Baffert learned his horse was sick with an ``entrapped epiglottis throat ulcer'' and agreed to surgery.
The pathologic process in bacterial supraglottitis is cellulitis of the epiglottis and the surrounding upper airway.
When your body says enough is enough to the gross buildup, you inhale one deep breath, and your epiglottis (e-pih-GLUH-tis), the flap at the back of the throat that keeps food from going down the windpipe, shuts close to seal off air passage.
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I thought we'd give Douvan a race and I couldn't believe there'd be three horses to beat him, but it turned out he had a trapped epiglottis.
A Larynx B Epiglottis C Coccyx D Cochlea QUESTION 10 - for 10 points: In which African country is the Masai Mara game reserve?
The life-threatening condition causes swelling to the epiglottis, a piece of tissue at the back of the throat, causing difficulty breathing.
Flexible laryngoscopy revealed a posteriorly displaced epiglottis with submucosal pre-epiglottic fullness.
The mass was obstructing the view of all structures past it including the epiglottis and larynx.