Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 217, Issue 2, pp 189–192

Sacculus laryngis

  • P. B. Iversen

DOI: 10.1007/BF00665538

Cite this article as:
Iversen, P.B. Arch Otorhinolaryngol (1977) 217: 189. doi:10.1007/BF00665538


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.

Key words

Sacculus ventriculi laryngis Appendix of the ventriculi laryngis 

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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. B. Iversen
    • 1
  1. 1.ENT DepartmentCopenhagen Municipal HospitalCopenhagen KDenmark