The anterior commissure of the human larynx revisited

The anterior commissure of the human larynx revisited Surg Radiol Anat (2017) 39:871–876 DOI 10.1007/s00276-017-1814-2 ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1 2 2 1 2 Jean Michel Prades  · M. Peoc’h  · C. Petcu  · A. Karkas  · J. M. Dumollard  · M. Gavid   Received: 21 June 2016 / Accepted: 9 January 2017 / Published online: 12 April 2017 © Springer-Verlag France 2017 Abstract 33–34 weeks, organization is practically identical to adult Background The anterior commissure (AC) of the human specimens. larynx is usually understood as an area of the glottis ante- Conclusion According to the adult anatomical features riorly situated between the two vocal folds inserting to the and the organogenesis, the AC of the human larynx could thyroid cartilage (TC). The pattern of spread of AC carci- be anatomically defined ventrally as being made up of the noma could hypothesize that AC could include other struc- intermediate lamina of TC beneath the superior thyroid tures of the ventral larynx as developmental anatomy could notch and dorsally the ventral insertions of vocal folds with demonstrate. macula flava, supraglottic Broyle’s ligament, and subglottic Methods Ten adult larynx specimens from donation pro- conoid ligament leading to a “developmental” AC defini- gram cadavers and 15 selected fetal specimens (from 11 to tion which could better explain specific spreading of Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy Springer Journals

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