Epiglottis

What is Epiglottis?

The epiglottis is a flap that is made of elastic cartilage tissue covered with a mucous membrane, attached to the entrance of the larynx. It projects obliquely upwards behind the tongue and the hyoid bone, pointing dorsally. There are taste buds on the epiglottis.

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been feeling as if there is something stuck in my throat, had a egd done, found nothing, but if i stick my finger way down my throat i feel bumps...

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If EGD within normal limit then no need to worry

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Hi Mam,
I have gone through your query; and according to your...

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epiglottis closes over the laryngeal inlet during swallowing. where is the laryngeal inlet located?

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Laryngeal inlet

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The laryngeal inlet is the opening or entrance to the larynx (voice box). The laryngeal inlet...

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my epiglottis has dropped. what is cause and how do I treat this problem

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Brief Answer:
How did you find out?

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Hi and thanks for this query.

A dropped epiglottis is very unlikely. I will like to know what...

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