Anatomy Monday: Epiglottis (soft tissue)

This week I wanted to show off something not commonly looked at or for on pantomographs; the epiglottis. The epiglottis will appear near the inferior aspect of the radiograph as a curved radiopaque entity. It may be superimposed over the hyoid or inferior border of the mandible.  If the airway is very radiolucent it may not be evident.

epiglottis with arrowsYellow arrows noting epiglottis


More pantomographs

epiglottis superimposed over ramus epiglottis pantomograph 2If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!