The laryngeal saccule: clinical significance

Clin Anat. 2012 Jul;25(5):647-9. doi: 10.1002/ca.22015. Epub 2011 Dec 12.


The association between the laryngeal saccule and a laryngocele is an important clinical relationship. Here, we describe this and other clinical correlations of the saccule including infection and carcinoma and suggest that these should be discussed in medical gross anatomy courses. We also briefly present some descriptive information on the anatomy and function of the saccule in humans and other higher primates.

MeSH terms

  • Anatomy / education*
  • Epiglottis / anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Diseases / etiology
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / etiology
  • Laryngocele / complications
  • Larynx / abnormalities*
  • Larynx / anatomy & histology*
  • Thyroid Cartilage / anatomy & histology