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A large protruding mass was noted on arising from right aryepiglottic fold extending into the hypopharynx.
2,3) It affects larynx in descending order as arytenoids, aryepiglottic folds, rarely subglottic area.
On 70 degree laryngoscopic examination we found a smooth mass arising from left aryepiglottic fold (AEF) with a broad pedicle (Figure 1).
Laryngoscopy demonstrated ecchymosis of the left false vocal fold and left aryepiglottic fold, resulting in minimal airway narrowing.
For example, Sato et al reported the successful and immediate recovery of normal swallowing function with the injection of autologous fat into the thyroarytenoid muscle, false vocal fold, aryepiglottic fold, and medial wall of the piriform sinus in 3 patients.
Endoscopic evaluation reveals a cystic lesion containing thick, mucoid fluid emanating from behind the aryepiglottic fold in the case of lateral cysts, or from the ventricles, and protruding into the laryngeal lumen in the case of anterior cysts.
Faint impression of the small bars of cartilages called as cuneiform cartilages are observed one in each aryepiglottic fold.
18) If floppiness of the epiglottis or aryepiglottic folds was seen while the patient was breathing spontaneously, trimming of the mucosa of the aryepiglottic fold(s) was performed to allow for increased airflow.
Saccular cysts are larger than ductal cysts, and can occur in the laryngeal ventricle, vocal cords, false cords and the aryepiglottic fold.
In addition to the vocal folds, polyps can affect the aryepiglottic fold, ventricular space, and/or the Reinke space, and they are usually unilateral.