• endoscopic
  • 1 - 3 While arytenoid mobility on clinical examination remains the primary parameter for the determination of whether the arytenoid will be included in a laryngectomy specimen, it is not always easy to ascertain the status of the arytenoid cartilage on physical/endoscopic examination alone. (ajnr.org)
  • trachea
  • During exercise, its cartilages (sometimes called flappers) open as wide as possible to allow a greater amount of air to enter the trachea and reach the lungs. (thehorse.com)
  • patients
  • Sclerosis of the arytenoid cartilage may be seen as an incidental finding in patients who do not have laryngeal cancer but may also be an early sign of neoplastic infiltration. (ajnr.org)
  • Three hundred twenty-two patients were excluded who were younger than 18 years of age or whose arytenoids could not be reliably seen due to artifacts. (ajnr.org)
  • Six hundred fifty patients (424 men, 226 women) were assessed, and their arytenoid cartilages were graded as nonmineralized, calcified, sclerotic, or ossified on each side separately. (ajnr.org)
  • This should be taken into account when evaluating CT scans of patients with laryngeal cancer for arytenoid cartilage invasion to avoid false-positive reads. (ajnr.org)
  • 2 Sclerosis of the arytenoids may be seen as an incidental finding, however, in patients who do not have laryngeal cancer. (ajnr.org)