Supraglottis

What is Supraglottis?

Supraglottis meaning The upper part of the larynx (voice box), including the epiglottis; the area above the vocal cords. The principal lymph node drainage for the larynx is to the internal jugular and anterior cervical nodes. Anterior cervical nodes are the prelaryngeal, pretracheal, paratracheal, and lateral tracheal (recurrent laryngeal) nodes. Bilateral involvement is common, and spread to submandibular and submental nodes may sometimes occur.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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