Corniculate cartilages

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Corniculate cartilages
Ligaments of the larynx. Posterior view. (Corniculate cartilage labeled at center right.)
The entrance to the larynx, viewed from behind. (Corniculate cartilage labeled at bottom right.)
Latin cartilagines corniculata
Gray's subject #236 1075
Dorlands/Elsevier c_12/12217104

The corniculate cartilages (cartilages of Santorini) are two small conical nodules consisting of yellow elastic cartilage, which articulate with the summits of the arytenoid cartilages and serve to prolong them backward and medialward.

They are situated in the posterior parts of the aryepiglottic folds of mucous membrane, and are sometimes fused with the arytenoid cartilages.

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