Ligaments of the larynx

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 21 Apr 2023

The ligaments of the larynx can be considered as two groups based on whether they attach components of the larynx together internally or externally.

Gross anatomy

Extrinsic ligaments
  • thyrohyoid membrane

    • median thyrohyoid ligament

    • lateral thyrohyoid ligament

  • hyoepiglottic ligament

  • cricothyroid membrane

    • median cricothyroid ligament

  • cricotracheal ligament

Intrinsic ligaments

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