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Extrinsic Ligaments and Membranes of Larynx
Respiratory System

Extrinsic Ligaments and Membranes of Larynx

Ligamenta et membranae larynges extrinsecus

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Description

The extrinsic ligaments and membranes of the larynx connect the cartilaginous skeleton of the larynx and to the hyoid bone and tongue, superiorly, and the trachea inferiorly.

These ligaments include the:

- thyrohyoid membrane;

- hyoepiglottic ligament;

- thyroepiglottic ligament;

- cricotracheal ligament.

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