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December 1958


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(6):770-777. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020794018

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Laryngocele: Report of a Case.Robert Borkenhagen, M.D. (by invitation), and Maurice F. Snitman, M.D.  A laryngocele is a hernia of the larynx; it arises from an appendix, or saccule, of the laryngeal ventricle. The herniation of mucous membrane may be toward the larynx, away from the larynx (laterally into the neck, that is), or it may be both, into the larynx and out to the neck.This appendix in man contains mucus-secreting glands, and ordinarily has no other function. It is a three-dimensional structure and is better understood if its boundaries are visualized: "The saccule (appendix) is bounded laterally at its base by fibers of the thyro-arytenoid muscle and by the connective tissue of the ary-epiglottic fold. Medially it is shut off by the mucous membrane and some of the connective tissue of the ary-epiglottic fold. Superiorly, anteriorly and posteriorly the limiting walls are provided by connective tissue of

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