epiglottis


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a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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Bacterial cultures of the epiglottis revealed alpha-hemolytic streptococci.
He seems to have improved for this epiglottis operation-he's come back and he's flying.
Fernandes et al [10] reports the most common part to be involved is the vocal cord (50% - 70%) and least affected is the epiglottis.
The endotracheal tube was advanced to the epiglottis tip with maximal exposure of the vocal cords.
The distance (cm) between external nares and epiglottis, external nares and trachea and external nares and bronchioles was noted down.
The hypopharynx was completely exposed with transaction of the epiglottis which was hanging by mucosal tags.
A Appendix B Voice box C Stomach D Epiglottis QUESTION 5 - for 5 points: Steven Gerrard was England's third most capped player when he retired in 2014.
Chapters grouped in sections on recurrent laryngeal neuropathy, dorsal displacement of the soft palate, surgery of the head, and surgery of the soft palate, epiglottis, arytenoid, and trachea.
A hanging or soft epiglottis may cause breathing disorders, which are often misinterpreted as asthma attacks or paradoxical vocal fold movement.
After repeated failures of locating the epiglottis or vocal cords with the FFB, we put Trachway stylet into the oropharynx to assist identifying glottic structures.
Nessa's parents, Shawn Gasciogne and Robin Shoup, said their daughter's epiglottis, the valve at the back of her throat, is not fully developed and can cause her to choke.
Flexible laryngoscopy was performed in the office, revealing irregular thickening at the petiole of the epiglottis with bilateral false vocal cord fullness and granulation changes noted at the anterior aspects of both true vocal cords.
The transnasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscopy performed in the emergency department revealed a white linear chicken bone behind the epiglottis.
Finnegan, "Aerodynamic and Acoustic Effects of False Folds and Epiglottis in Excised Larynx Models," Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology 116, no.