Cuneiform cartilages

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Cuneiform cartilages
Laryngoscopic view of interior of larynx.
The entrance to the larynx, viewed from behind.
Latin cartilagines cuneiformes
Gray's subject #235 1075
Dorlands/Elsevier c_12/12217131

The cuneiform cartilages of the larynx (cartilages of Wrisberg) are two small, elongated pieces of yellow elastic cartilage, placed one on either side, in the aryepiglottic fold, where they give rise to small whitish elevations on the surface of the mucous membrane, just in front of the arytenoid cartilages.

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