Cuneiform cartilage

Last revised by Joshua Yap on 10 Apr 2023

The cuneiform cartilages are small, paired accessory laryngeal cartilages that reside in the aryepiglottic fold. They take the form of club-like nodules, visible as elevations beneath the mucosa (the cuneiform tubercle) anterosuperior to the corniculate cartilages. They do not directly articulate with the other laryngeal cartilages.

History and etymology

The word cuneiform derives from the latin cuneus, meaning "wedge".

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: larynx (illustration)
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