Infected Epiglottis Anatomy
To better understand epiglottitis, it helps to understand the anatomy of the upper airway and larynx.
The larynx is the upper part of the airway, above the trachea. The larynx contains the vocal chords, and muscles that control the vocal chords. The epiglottis is a flap of tissue that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing. The core of the epiglottis is made of cartilage.
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