Angiographic study of the superior laryngeal artery

Nobuaki Imanishi, Tetsuo Kondoh, Kazuo Kishi, Sadakazu Aiso

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The study goals were to demonstrate the superior laryngeal artery in detail with angiograms and to understand its vasculature three-dimensionally. Three fresh cadavers were totally injected with lead oxide-gelatin mixture. The larynx with the surrounding tissue was resected and radiographed stereoscopically with soft X ray system. We get informed consent from a person in question and the bereaved family. The superior laryngeal artery was divided into the ascending and descending branches. The ascending branch supplied the epiglottis chiefly from the ventral surface, and anastomosed with branches of the lingual artery. The descending branch supplied the vestibular and vocal folds, muscles of the larynx and mucosa over the muscles, and anastomosed with distal branches of the superior thyroid artery. Stereographic angiograms and macroscopic observation enabled us to understand vasculature of the superior laryngeal artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalOkajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiographic study
  • Epiglottis
  • Larynx
  • Superior laryngeal artery
  • Three-dimension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy


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