Corniculate cartilage

Dr Rohit Sharma and Dr James Condon et al.

The corniculate cartilages are paired, elastic and accessory cartilages of the larynx that lie superior to and articulate with the apices of the arytenoid cartilages. They are components of the laryngeal cartilages.

History and etymology

The word 'corniculate' comes from the Latin word 'cornu' meaning horn-like.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 51076
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: larynx (illustration)
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  • Figure 2: corniculate cartilages (illustration)
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