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Small Cartilages of the Larynx – Arytenoid, Corniculate, & Cuneiform Cartilages

Posterior View of Larynx Cartilage
The cricoid and thyroid cartilage
A posterior view of the larynx showing the small cartilages and labeling The arytenoid cartilage
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Posterior View of Larynx Cartilage
A posterior view of the larynx showing the small cartilages and labeling The Corniculate cartilage
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  • The arytenoid cartilages help regulate the movements of the attached image descriptionvocal ligaments.
Midsagittal View of Cartilages
The Arytenoid and Corniculate Ligaments on sagittal view
The vocal ligaments on sagittal view
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The superior view of the Larynx
The intrinsic muscles shown on superior view
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  • The contraction of these muscles causes the  image descriptionlength and position  of the vocal ligaments to change.
The midsagittal view of cartilage and mucosa of the larynx
The aryepiglottic fold and cuneiform cartilage on midsagittal view
The cuneiform cartilage on midsagittal view
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  • These cartilages are embedded in the quadrangular membranes and aryepiglottic folds that loosely connect the arytenoid cartilages to the epiglottis.
  • The cartilages add support to these soft tissues.

An Overview of the Arytenoid, Corniculate, & Cuneiform Cartilages:

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