A piece of cartilage shaped like an ice cream cone placed in the posterior part of the aryepiglottic fold. They appear yellowy-white or cream coloured on endoscopic examination of the larynx. They are often mistaken for the arytenoid cartilages (they sit just in front of them). They probably help provide stiffness and control of the shape of the epiglottic funnel.
Cuneiform cartilage RS_admin