Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of nasal fossae, nasal pharynx, and palate

Right lateral wall of nasal fossa, nasal pharynx and mouth

Image #72-2

KEYWORDS: Bones cartilage joints, Face, Mouth, Nose.

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Dissection of nasal fossae, nasal pharynx, and palate
Right lateral wall of nasal fossa, nasal pharynx and mouth
The nasal septum has been removed and the right sphenoid sinus (15) opened. The view is from the left.
1 . Anterior ethmoidal foramen
2 . Olfactory bulb
3 . Upper pointer: Sphenoethmoidal recess Lower pointer: Olfactory sulcus
4 . Nasal ridge
5 . Atrium middle nasal meatus
6 . Superior nasal concha and superior nasal meatus
7 . Middle nasal concha and middle nasal meatus
8 . Rim of vestibule
9 . Vestibule nasi and vibrissae (hair)
10 . Inferior nasal concha and inferior nasal meatus
11 . Nasopalatine nerve (cut off)
12 . Ostium of parotid duct
13 . Right pointer: Submandibular duct Left pointer: Sublingual gland
14 . Hypophysis
15 . Aperture of sphenoid sinus right
16 . Supreme nasal concha and supreme nasal meatus
17 . Upper pointer: Sphenoid sinus left Lower pointer: Vidian nerve (of pterygoid canal)
18 . Internal carotid artery
19 . Nasopharyngeal meatus
20 . Mucosa pharynx and pharyngeal tonsil (sectioned)
21 . Upper pointer: Pharyngeal recess Lower pointer: Torus tubarius
22 . Bony pharyngeal auditory tube
23 . Upper pointer: Anterior lip bony pharyngeal auditory tube Lower pointer: Levator cushion (prominence overlying levator veli palatini muscle)
24 . Upper pointer: Posterior lip bony pharyngeal auditory tube Lower pointer: Salpingopharyngeal fold
25 . Nasal part pharynx
26 . Palatine velum (fibers of levator veli palatini muscle visible on cut edge)
27 . Branches of posterior palatine nerve
28 . Left pointer: Anterior palatine nerve Right pointer: Hard palate
29 . Uvula
30 . Palatopharyngeal arch
31 . Lingual nerve
32 . Glossopharyngeal nerve (IX)
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