thyroid cartilage


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thyroid cartilage

n.
The largest cartilage of the larynx, having two broad processes that join anteriorly to form the Adam's apple.
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Noun1.thyroid cartilage - the largest cartilage of the larynxthyroid cartilage - the largest cartilage of the larynx
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
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Although it originates from different arteries on the right and left sides of the neck, it usually bifurcates at the level of upper border of thyroid cartilage (Snell; Barnett et al.
Level of ligature found above thyroid cartilage in 123 (72.
It appears you also gripped the deceased's neck with such force as to break the thyroid cartilage on either side.
The skin flaps are raised in a subplatysmal plane, superiorly 1 cm above the hyoid bone and inferiorly to the lower border of the thyroid cartilage.
The function of the cricothyroid muscle is defined in its name: it pulls the thyroid cartilage toward the cricoid cartilage.
The working space was extended superiorly, laterally, and inferiorly to the level of the thyroid cartilage, the medial border of each sternocleidomastoid muscle, and the anterior chest, respectively [Figure 1], areas A and B].
A post mortem examination by a Home Office pathologist concluded the victim died from injuries consistent with a ligature compression of the neck, including fractures of the thyroid cartilage.
Particular findings include horizontal thyroid cartilage fractures (Figure 1), fractures of the superior thyroid cornua as well as hyoid fractures (Figure 2), malalignment and malposition injuries.
c) The thyroid cartilage is seen as a hypoechoic structure in relation to the vocal cords and it is one of the structures best visualized under ultrasound.
He had suffered a brain haemorrhage, fractures to the left and right jaw, a fracture to the thyroid cartilage and other bodily injuries all caused by blunt force trauma.
In 100 (99%) cases of hanging, the ligature mark was incompletely encircling the neck, oblique, and above thyroid cartilage.
The superior surface of the thyroid cartilage was completely exposed and the cut extended laterally to the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid bilaterally.