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Epiglottis definition, a thin, valvelike, cartilaginous structure that covers the glottis during swallowing, preventing the entrance of food and drink into the larynx.

Epiglottis is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Epiglottis books and related discussion.

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Inside the Scope - The Equine Throat - Hagyard Equine Medical
Even if the airway is only partially obstructed, performance can be limited. (The Epiglottis is #3). When evaluating a horse's throat, a veterinarian must account for .
Fibroma of Epiglottis - Society of Otolaryngologists of Nepal
He later underwent excision of the mass perorally under general anaesthesia . The mass was found to be arising from the laryngeal surface of epiglottis and was  ...
MR Evaluation of Epiglottic Disruption - American Journal of
cally unsuspected epiglottic disruption that were first seen on. MR images of the neck. Index terms: Larynx, epiglottis; Neck, injuries; Neck, magnetic resonance.
Calcification of the Epiglottis - British Institute of Radiology
1965, Brit. J. Radiol.
obstructing mass lesion of epiglottis: it can be tubercular - medIND
Mar 4, 2008 Tuberculosis of larynx as such is rare.1,2. However, tuberculosis of epiglottis presenting as mass lesion is an unusual phenomenon.

Suggested News Resources

New treatment for entrapped epiglottis promises fewer relapses
A new technique for freeing an entrapped epiglottis could offer a lower chance of relapse compared to more traditional approaches, according to surgeons at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky.
Cheltenham Festival 2016: Cue Card proving Colin Tizzard's faith worthwhile
Relieved just to get him to Cheltenham because the horse has missed the last two Festivals, through pulled back muscles in 2014 and a trapped epiglottis 12 months ago. Last summer Tizzard adopted a different regime bringing the horse back in a month ...
Home > Current Issue > The Case Files: Patient with Sore Throat, Difficulty
Ingestion of caustic materials, inhalations of hot vapors, and smoke have also been known to induce epiglottis, suggesting a noninfectious component to the overall etiology. (Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008;72[6]:901.) Adults presenting with acute ...
Former soldier has been unable to eat for 18 months after stroke paralysed his
Later that day, more than three decades after his initial stroke, doctors told him he would never eat again after suffering from a paralysed epiglottis and two years of chest infections due to food going into his lungs.
Drop Out Looks To Convert Chance
"When we bought him we knew he had some wind issues, he had a trapped epiglottis which we've solved," Newland told At The Races. "I still think the jury is out a little bit on him.

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