The morphometry of the laryngeal phonatory system - base of the anatomical study of the voice aptitudes

Vol. 58 No. 4, 2017


Marius Valeriu Hinganu, Romica Sebastian Cozma, Paula Ciochina, Irina-Andreea Scutariu, Cristina Asimionoaiei-Simionescu, Delia Hinganu

Speaking is one of the characteristics of the human race and the main factor that has marked our progress over time. The singing voice is the crowning of the speech act and the main component of the lyrical manifestation of personality. Doctors in various fields, but especially anatomists have been concerned about discovering how the voice and the substrate of its variability are formed, but these aspects have not yet been fully deciphered. This study is the starting point in our research on the phonation system, organized on three levels: laryngeal, oral, palatinal, pharyngeal, epiglottal and nasal. We performed the dissection of seven embalmed anatomical parts, on which, we made measurements of the anatomical elements involved in the phonation. We performed the same measurements on a batch of seven adults investigated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The results were entered into the statistical calculation formulas and compared with each other and with the literature. The results of the study show that certain values resulting from the calculation formulas remain constant and others vary greatly from each individuals and gender.

Corresponding author: Romica Sebastian Cozma, Lecturer, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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