Corniculate cartilage

Last revised by Dr Rohit Sharma on 23 Apr 2020

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.

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Cases and figures

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