Ossified Ccartilago Thyreoidea and its Clinical Insight: A cadaveric Study

Nelluri, Venumadhav and Thomas, Huban (2013) Ossified Ccartilago Thyreoidea and its Clinical Insight: A cadaveric Study. International Journal of Bioassays, 2 (7). pp. 1044-1047. ISSN 2278-778X

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The three major cartilages of the larynx - thyroid , cricoid, and arytenoids are all hyaline cartilage . They may undergo alcification or endochondral ossification (or both), such calcified or ossified cartilage may compress the neuro vascular structures around it. Accordingly t he present study was undertaken to observe the incidence of the ossified thyroid cartilages (Cartilago Thyreoidea) in the human cadavers, discuss its clinical implications and to review the literature regarding these anatomical va riations. This study was carried out on 54 human ca davers at Department of Anatomy-Santhiram Medical College Nan dyal, Department of Anatomy- Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC)-Manipal and Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal Karnataka. Early ossified thyroid cartilages were detected in 4 female cadavers out of 54 human [27 male and 27 female] cadavers. To the best of our knowledge, early calcified thyroid cartilages observed in this study have not been cit ed in modern literature.Frequently, the partly ossified cartilages create a diagnostic problem for the radiologist examining for foreign bodies. Proper knowledge and Diagnosis of such calcified or ossified thyroid cartilages assists the clinician in the appropriate management of the patient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calcification; Ossification; Thyroid Cartilages; Windows
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 04:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139143

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