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2009-10-21 11:34:00

You might not know what it's called, but if you've had general anesthesia before surgery, especially after an accident, it is likely you have received Sellick's maneuver.


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Cricothyroid ligament
2012-07-01 19:07:37

The cricothyroid ligament makes up the largest part of the laryngeal membrane, consisting of a median (anterior) and twin lateral ligaments. The median cricothyroid ligament is a flat band of white tissue joining the cricoid and thyroid cartilages. The lateral cricothyroid ligament is also known as the conus elasticus. The main function of the ligament is to keep the cricoid and thyroid from traveling too far. This ligament is cut during emergency cricothyrotomy. Image Caption: Larynx -...

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