If situated far back on the dorsum, it spreads on to the epiglottis, the pillars of the fauces, and the tonsil.
Mammy, the trouble is in your thorax, larynx and epiglottis.
Scarification of the epiglottis and ary-epiglottic folds with a knife, followed by free bleeding, may give complete relief.
They are more covered by the epiglottis than in the other case—that of a female (Fig. 41).
The epiglottis is the valve which closes over the upper opening of the larynx.
The epiglottis may, also, naturally so overhang the glottis that a good view of the vocal cords is impossible.
It may discharge into the epiglotto-pharyngeal fold, and thence reach and distend the epiglottis.
To the cartilages of the larynx must be further added the epiglottis, with the little cartilage at the centre of its inner side.
If the growth extends upwards, the epiglottis may be removed either totally or partially.
The internal surface of the glottis and epiglottis was in a similar but less marked state as the larynx and trachea.
epiglottis ep·i·glot·tis (ěp'ĭ-glŏt'ĭs)
n. pl. ep·i·glot·tis·es or ep·i·glot·ti·des (-glŏt'ĭ-dēz')
The thin elastic cartilaginous structure located at the root of the tongue that folds over the glottis to prevent food and liquid from entering the trachea during the act of swallowing.