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- Iversen, P.B. Arch Otorhinolaryngol (1977) 217: 189. doi:10.1007/BF00665538
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100 preparations of the larynx from 104 autopsies were examined with reference to the condition of the laryngeal saccule. In 54% of the cases the saccule could not be demonstrated. The examination showed a clear sex difference regarding the existence and size of the laryngeal saccule. In 6% the laryngeal saccules were pathologically enlarged as interne laryngoceles, in all cases in males. The laryngeal saccule must regarded as an atavistic structure.