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Cricoid illustrated in context of other cartilage structures with which it articulates i.e. the thyroid and arytenoid cartilages.
Author: Candace Makeda Moore, MD
The thyroid and artytenoid cartilages which are illustrated here as if translucent (in order to illustrate their articular facets with the cricoid. The cricoid has articular facets for the inferior cornua of the thyroid cartilage and the inferior surfaces or bases of the arytenoid cartilages.