Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of ear from lateral aspect

Superficial structures of right auricle, lateral view

Image #59-3

KEYWORDS: Ear, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of ear from lateral aspect
Superficial structures of right auricle, lateral view
The skin has been removed from the auricle to demonstrate the subcutaneous vessels and nerves. The perichondrium remains intact.
1 . Lesser occipital nerve
2 . Helix
3 . Triangular fossa
4 . Scaphoid fossa
5 . Upper pointer: Cymba conchae Lower pointer: Crus of helix
6 . Anthelix
7 . Cavum conchae
8 . Posterior auricular sulcus
9 . Antitragus
10 . Tail of helix
11 . Superficial fascia covering sternocleidomastoid muscle
12 . Superficial temporal vein
13 . Auriculotemporal nerve
14 . Superior auricular muscle
15 . Crura of anthelix
16 . Anterior auricular branch of superficial temporal artery
17 . Upper pointer: Helicis minor muscle Lower pointer: Anterior incisura
18 . Tragicus muscle
19 . Anterior auricular nerves
20 . Tragus
21 . Intertragic incisure
22 . Anterior auricular lymph nodes
23 . Greater auricular nerve (anterior branch)
24 . Lobule
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