Intrinsic fibre architecture and attachments of the human epiglottis and their contributions to the mechanism of deglutition.

@article{Vandaele1995IntrinsicFA,
  title={Intrinsic fibre architecture and attachments of the human epiglottis and their contributions to the mechanism of deglutition.},
  author={Darline Vandaele and Adrienne Perlman and Martin D. Cassell},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1995},
  volume={186 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={1-15}
}
Two mechanisms have been proposed which address the downfolding of the epiglottis during swallowing. The passive mechanism (Fink et al. 1979) focuses on passive mechanical forces transmitted through the median hyoepiglottic ligament and pre-epiglottic adipose tissue to the epiglottis. The active mechanism (Ekberg & Sigurjonsson, 1982) expands the passive mechanism to include active contributions from the aryepiglotticus and thyroepiglotticus muscles. By means of laryngeal microdissection and… CONTINUE READING
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