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Clinical Photograph: “A Third Arythenoid?”

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ABSTRACT

A case of anatomical variation of the hyoid bone in a girl is presented. Over-extended bending of the elongated and curved right side of the hyoid bone, may project to the lumen of the supraglottic area as the patient presented. She had a foreign body sensation in her throat, and on fiber optic laryngeal examination, a bulge’s appearance as a “third arythenoid” was seen. We present the clinical finding and the picture of a “third arythenoid” with literature review.

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I. Braverman and Y. Pastuhov, "Clinical Photograph: “A Third Arythenoid?”," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2014, pp. 54-55. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.31012.

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