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April 1999

Pathologic Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(4):464-465. doi:

The laryngeal saccule is a normal vertical outpouching of the laryngeal ventricle. It is lined with respiratory epithelium and normally extends superiorly between the false cord and the medial surface of the thyroid cartilage. The mean ± SD height of the saccule is 10.2 ± 1.0 mm.1 This conical pouch develops during the second gestational month and will eventually contain 60 to 70 mucous glands, which are thought to provide lubrication for the vocal folds.

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