Larynx

The larynx is a continuation of the oropharynx, and extends from the epiglottis (namely the glossoepiglottic and pharyngoepiglottic folds) to the inferior aspect of the cricoid cartilage. Inferiorly, it continues as the cervical trachea. 

Gross anatomy

The larynx consists of a cartilage "skeleton", as well as internal structures that are divided into three subsites, mainly for the purposes of laryngeal cancer staging:


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 9607
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Divisions of the larynx
  • Laryngeal subsites
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    Case 1: glottic cancer with subglottic extension
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    Figure 3: external anatomy
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