Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated upon the glottis; specifically, pertaining to the epiglottis.
- adj. anatomy Pertaining to, or connected with, the epiglottis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or connected with, the epiglottis.
“The cricoid cartilage was imperfect in form; the hyo-epiglottic muscles very strong.”
“Of these branches some are distributed to the epiglottis, the base of the tongue, and the epiglottic glands; others pass backward, in the aryepiglottic fold, to supply the mucous membrane surrounding the entrance of the larynx, and that lining the cavity of the larynx as low down as the vocal folds.”
“Care must be taken to avoid mistaking the ary-epiglottic fold for the epiglottis itself.”
“Although it affects mainly the mucous membrane and submucous tissue, it causes a diffuse œdematous swelling of the whole organ, and this may extend to the ary-epiglottic folds and give rise to œdema of the glottis.”
“Should the œdema spread to the ary-epiglottic folds, either from the interior of the larynx or from the fauces and pharynx, dyspnœa becomes a prominent and grave symptom.”
“It is important to distinguish between those cases in which the growth first appears in the interior of the larynx -- on the vocal cords, the ventricular bands, or in the sub-glottic cavity (_intrinsic cancer_) -- and those in which it attacks the epiglottis, the ary-epiglottic folds, or the posterior surface of the cricoid cartilage (_extrinsic cancer_).”
“The situations mainly involved are the glosso-epiglottic fossæ between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis, the ary-epiglottic folds (Fig. 287), and the false cords.”
“If laryngoscopic examination is possible, the ary-epiglottic folds may be found greatly swollen and the upper aperture of the larynx partly occluded.”
“Scarification of the epiglottis and ary-epiglottic folds with a knife, followed by free bleeding, may give complete relief.”
“Extending backwards and downwards from the lateral margins of the epiglottis are the two ary-epiglottic folds which reach the arytenoid cartilages posteriorly.”
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