Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck

Larynx; vocal cord and vocal muscle; lateral and posterior cricoarytenoid muscles; left lateral view

Image #77-7

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Throat.

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Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck
Larynx; vocal cord and vocal muscle; lateral and posterior cricoarytenoid muscles; left lateral view
The external part of the thyroarytenoid muscle has been removed and the internal part (vocal muscle) retained.
1 . Lesser horn hyoid bone
2 . Body hyoid bone
3 . Epiglottal cartilage
4 . Thyrohyoid ligament
5 . Upper pointer: Thyroepiglotticus muscle (cut across) Lower pointer: Aryepiglotticus muscle
6 . Quadrangular membrane
7 . Thyroid cartilage (cut across)
8 . Laryngeal ventricle (opened)
9 . Vocal cord
10 . Vocalis muscle
11 . Lateral cricoarytenoid muscle
12 . Conus elasticus
13 . Arch of cricoid cartilage
14 . Lateral suspensory ligament of thyroid gland (cut off)
15 . Trachea
16 . Aryepiglottic fold
17 . Superior horn thyroid cartilage (cut across)
18 . Piriform recess (opened)
19 . Vagus nerve (X)
20 . Arytenoid cartilage
21 . Posterior cricoarytenoid muscle
22 . Upper pointer: Anterior branch inferior laryngeal nerve Lower pointer: Inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle (cut across)
23 . Posterior branch inferior laryngeal nerve
24 . Articular surface of thyroid
25 . Cervical nerve VI
26 . Vertebral artery
27 . Branches of recurrent esophageal nerve
28 . Esophagus
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