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val·lec·u·la

 (vă-lĕk′yə-lə, və-)
n. pl. val·lec·u·lae (-lē′)
An anatomical depression or crevice, as between the hemispheres of the brain.

[Late Latin, diminutive of Latin vallēs, valley.]

val·lec′u·lar, val·lec′u·late (-lĭt, -lāt′) adj.

vallecula

(vəˈlɛkjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various natural depressions or crevices, such as certain fissures of the brain
2. (Botany) botany a small groove or furrow in a plant stem or fruit
[C19: from Late Latin: little valley, from Latin vallis valley]
valˈlecular, valˈleculate adj

val•lec•u•la

(vəˈlɛk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
a groove or indentation in a plant or animal part.
[1855–60; < Late Latin, = Latin valle(s) valley + -cula -cule1]
val•lec′u•lar, val•lec′u•late` (-ˌleɪt, -lɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vallecula - (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
costal groove - groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are
fissure - (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Translations

val·lec·u·la

n. valécula, depresión, surco o fisura esp. en referencia a estructuras anatómicas.

vallecula

n vallécula
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A los 5 dias de vida se le hizo, en el servicio de Otorrinolaringologia, panendoscopia en la que se evidenciaron una falsa ruta de aproximadamente 3 centimetros en la vallecula derecha, en proceso de cicatrizacion (Figura 1) y laringomalacia tipo III, que se considero responsable del evento breve resuelto de causa inexplicable (BRUE, por la sigla en ingles de Brief Resolved Unexplained Event); no se observaron lesiones sincronicas.
sup][1],[7] Once the blade is in the mouth, it is gradually moved in the midline along the tongue into the vallecula.
2 Within the regions of the upper aerodigestive tract, palatine tonsil, posterior tongue and vallecula are common sites of suprahyoid impaction and piriform fossa, larynx, cricopharyngeus, cervical oesophagus and thoracic oesophagus are less common sites of infrahyoid impaction.
The mass measured 2x3 cm, had a broad base in the vallecula, and appeared to be a vallecular cyst.
An IDS score 0 means one can intubate the patient in the first attempt itself with appropriate sized ETT without any assistant's help, without external laryngeal manipulation and without undue pressure on the vallecula.
The scope was further advanced into the vallecula and gentle lifting force was applied for visualization of the glottis.
Opening the gag may also push the mask into the vallecula causing the aperture to be occluded by the epiglottis.
mucosa of base of tongue, vallecula, medial wall of pyriform sinus) without fixation of the larynx T3 Tumor limited to larynx with vocal cord fixation and/or invades any of the following: postcricoid area, pre-epiglottic space, paraglottic space, and/ or inner cortex of thyroid cartilage T4a Moderately advanced local disease Tumor invades through the thyroid cartilage and/ or invades tissues beyond the larynx (e.
In these cases the tracheal tube tip impacted in the vallecula.
En los eventos en los que el espacio submandibular es muy reducido con relacion al volumen de la lengua, la hoja del laringoscopio, al localizarse en la vallecula, podria empujar parte de la lengua hacia el espacio glosoepiglotico ejerciendo efecto de "cuna", que aumentaria la incapacidad del operador para poder visualizar la glotis.
El operador se ubica al lado izquierdo del paciente, de frente a este, aplica anestesico topico en los dedos indice y medio izquierdo, que se introducen en la boca del paciente por la linea media, avanzando por la superficie lingual, hasta lograr llegar a la vallecula y palpar la epiglotis.