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- adj. Of or pertaining to the glottis (or to the tongue); glottal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the glottis; glottal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the tongue.
- Of or pertaining to glottology; glottological.
- Pertaining to the glottis. Also glottidean.
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When the scarring from subglottic stenosis is limited to the back part of the vocal cords (inter-arytenoid region), it is called posterior glottic stenosis.
Its shape allows its introduction into the vestibule of the larynx, and if desired it may be introduced through the glottic chink for the treatment of subglottic conditions.
This position was necessary for it to pass through the glottic chink, and can be maintained because of the yielding of the posterior membranous wall of the trachea.
Crying and possibly glottic spasm increase the difficulties.
The catheter should be of a size, relative to that of the glottic chink, to permit a free return-flow.
In doing this, the amount of secretion and the handicap of impaired glottic mobility in the expulsion of thick secretions must be borne in mind.
If, however, as in cases of arachidic bronchitis, large amounts of purulent secretion must be expelled, it will be found in certain cases that the decreased glottic lumen and impaired laryngeal motility will render tracheotomy necessary to drain the lungs and prevent drowning in the retained secretions.
The respiratory rate naturally increases because of air hunger, accumulating secretions that cannot be expelled because of impaired glottic motility give signs wrongly interpreted as pneumonia.
In this position it will be found that the tip of the slanted end is in the center of the glottic chink and will slip readily into the trachea.
In almost all cases, ventriculocordectomy will result in a sufficient increase in the glottic chink for normal respiration.