Glossoepiglottic


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Related to Glossoepiglottic: median glossoepiglottic fold

Glos`so`ep`i`glot´tic


a.1.(Anat.) Pertaining to both tongue and epiglottis; as, glossoepiglottic folds.
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No anomalies were found on physical examination, but indirect laryngoscopy revealed a 4- to 5-mm oval slit on the lateral glossoepiglottic fold.
Epiglottic asymmetry, taut-appearing epiglottic mucosa, a prominent median glossoepiglottic furrow, and a yellow epiglottis are physical findings that should raise suspicion of an epiglottic abscess and warrant the patient' s transfer to the operating room for airway management, endoscopic evaluation, and drainage.