• IMPORTANT REMINDER: Never attempt to visualize the epiglottis directly with a tongue depressor because the gagging procedure causes complete obstruction of the glottis and results to respiratory failure. (nursingcrib.com)
  • The causative organismsthen enter through the mucosal barrier, invade the blood stream, andcause bacteremia affecting the epiglottis and the surrounding tissues(Ward & Hisley, 2015). (nyschoolofcourtreporting.com)
  • The epiglottis is attched superiorly to the hyoid bone by ligaments, and inferiorly to the thyroid cartilage also by ligaments. (anatomyexpert.com)
  • During swallowing, the neck muscles lift the hyoid bone which causes the Epiglottis to fold down and obstruct the airway thus diverting the swallowed substances to the esophagus. (primehealthchannel.com)
  • The hyoepiglottic ligament connects the epiglottis with the hyoid bone and is one of the key anchors for the epiglottis. (sleep-doctor.com)
  • Second, it suggests that the hyoid suspension procedure may represent a reasonable treatment of epiglottis-related obstruction, as holding the hyoid bone in a forward position may address the hyoepiglottic ligament laxity more directly. (sleep-doctor.com)
  • Inferior: hyoid bone and upper border of epiglottis. (tripod.com)
  • The midline of the superior surface of the epiglottis is also attached to the body of the hyoid bone via the hyoepiglottic ligament. (medscape.com)
  • Intrinsic muscles control the vocal cords and speech, while extrinsic muscles control the laryngeal structure and the folding of the epiglottis. (newhealthguide.org)
  • The endotracheal tube was advanced to the epiglottis tip with maximal exposure of the vocal cords. (freethesaurus.com)
  • 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. (freethesaurus.com)
  • B) during inspiration, the bilateral vocal cords are fixed in a midline position, 蓋),喉頭蓋が倒れこむ type3(floppy epiglottis)を MSA. (brigids-haven.com)
  • The vocal cords close sharply, the epiglottis comes down, and no air is passed. (visiblebody.com)
  • Persistent band of fibrous tissue from epiglottis to base of tongue → prevents normal action of epiglottis during swallowing → dorsal displacement of soft palate → aspiration and reflux of milk during nursing. (vetstream.com)
  • Laxity of the hyoepiglottic ligament could contribute to epiglottis-related obstruction by allowing the epiglottis to fall backwards and block breathing during sleep. (sleep-doctor.com)
  • During nasotracheal intubation under direct laryngoscopy (DL), the tip of the Macintosh laryngoscope is advanced into the vallecula, indirectly elevating the epiglottis by applying pressure on the hyoepiglottic ligament. (springer.com)
  • The cyst extended superiorly up to the tip of the epiglottis , medially overlying the glottic chink, and laterally filling the left piriform fossa. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In my cadaver lab in Baltimore, as well as in emergency airways, I am increasingly encountering the "omega-shaped epiglottis. (acepnow.com)
  • [ citation needed ] The glossopharyngeal nerve sends fibers to the upper epiglottis that contribute to the afferent limb of the gag reflex . (wikipedia.org)