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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Mr Singh had 29 fractures to his ribs together with further fractures to his breast bone, both eye sockets and either side of his thyroid cartilage where the defendant had tried to throttle him.
10*14*4 cm in size, soft-firm in consistency extending from thyroid cartilage to suprasternal notch was noted.
The hypopharynx includes the left and right piriform sinuses, which expand around the sides of the larynx and lie between the larynx and the thyroid cartilage; the lateral and posterior hypopharyngeal walls; and the postcricoid region extending from the level of the arytenoid cartilages to the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage.
They performed direct laryngoscopy and pressure was applied on vallecule internally as well as external pressure applied on thyroid cartilage with sudden improvement in pitch of voice.
10 cms x 4 cms incised wound in the upper part of the neck above the thyroid cartilage with profuse salivary discharge and fresh bleeding from the wound site without injury to any major blood vessel.
26 years old female patient was transferred to our Emergency Department (ED) from a rural secondary care facility, for a self inflicted, close range, GSW to the thyroid cartilage by a low velocity firearm.
The procedure involves reducing the most prominent part of the thyroid cartilage. Ideally, the surgeon would completely remove the forward-projecting cartilage.
It includes subhyoid depression, which visually enhances the impression that the neck is thin and long; visible thyroid cartilage bulge; a visible anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, distinct in its entire course from the mastoid to the sternum; and a cervicomental angle between 105 and 120 degrees.
On physical examination, a hard, protruding mass was noted in the anterior neck over the right thyroid cartilage. The cartilage was shifted toward the left side due to mass effect.
The thyroid cartilage is the most prominent cartilage of the larynx.