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Laryngeal inlet

The laryngeal inlet is the opening that connects the pharynx and the larynx.

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Its borders are formed by:

  • the free curved edge of the epiglottis, anteriorly
  • the arytenoid cartilages, the corniculate cartilages, and the interarytenoid fold, posteriorly
  • the aryepiglottic fold, laterally

This structure is also known as the aditus laryngis, the laryngeal aditus, and the laryngeal aperture.


  • "Inlet, Laryngeal." Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. (2000). ISBN 0781745462
  • Moore, Keith L. and Arthur F. Dalley. Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 4th ed. (1999). ISBN 0-7817-5936-6
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