|Muscles of larynx. Posterior view.|
Oblique arytenoid: The "X" in the center.
Transverse arytenoid: Bands underneath the "X".
Aryepiglotticus: Wraps around back.
|Sagittal section of the larynx and upper part of the trachea. (Arytenoideus visible at center right.)|
|Latin||musculus arytenoideus obliquus|
|Gray's||subject #236 1082|
The oblique arytenoid, the more superficial Arytenoid muscle, forms two fasciculi, which pass from the base of one cartilage to the apex of the opposite one, and therefore cross each other like the limbs of the letter X; a few fibers are continued around the lateral margin of the cartilage, and are prolonged into the aryepiglottic fold; they are sometimes described as a separate muscle, the Aryepiglotticus.
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