Ventricle of the larynx

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Ventricle of the larynx
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Coronal section of larynx and upper part of trachea, with Ventricle labeled at center left.
Details
Latin ventriculus laryngis
Identifiers
Gray's p.1080
Dorlands
/Elsevier
v_06/12853417
TA A06.2.09.010
FMA 64171
Anatomical terminology

The ventricle of the larynx (also called the laryngeal sinus, laryngeal ventricle or Morgagni's sinus)[1] is a fusiform fossa, situated between the ventricular and vocal folds on either side, and extending nearly their entire length. There is also a sinus of Morgagni in the pharynx.

The fossa is bounded, above, by the free crescentic edge of the ventricular fold; below, by the straight margin of the vocal fold and laterally, by the mucous membrane covering the corresponding thyroarytenoid muscle.

The anterior part of the ventricle leads up by a narrow opening into a pouch-like sac of mucous membrane of variable size called the appendix.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Medical Definition of Laryngeal sinus in lexic.us. Updated 05 Mar 2000

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.