Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Sagittal section of neck

Dissection of left half of larynx, medial view

Image #83-7

KEYWORDS: Throat.

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Sagittal section of neck
Dissection of left half of larynx, medial view
The mucosa of the larynx has been cut away except for that which lines the ventricle (28) and a narrow rim which remains on the vocal (30) and ventricular folds (28). The elastic cone and the quadrangular membrane have been removed.
1 . Oral part pharynx
2 . Root of tongue
3 . Epiglottal cartilage
4 . Hyoepiglottic ligament
5 . Laryngeal part of pharynx
6 . Aryepiglotticus muscle
7 . Superior laryngeal nerve
8 . Aryepiglottic fold (cuneiform cartilage not present)
9 . Corniculate cartilage
10 . Apex of arytenoid cartilage
11 . Transverse arytenoid muscle (cut across)
12 . Posterior cricoarytenoid ligament
13 . Vocal process of arytenoid cartilage
14 . Lamina of cricoid cartilage (sectioned)
15 . Lateral cricoarytenoid muscle
16 . Inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle (cut across)
17 . Cricotracheal ligament
18 . Genioglossus muscle
19 . Mandible (sectioned)
20 . Geniohyoid muscle
21 . Body hyoid bone (sectioned)
22 . Mylohyoid muscle (cut across)
23 . Middle hyothyroid ligament
24 . Anterior laryngeal glands
25 . Medial laryngeal glands (overlying appendix ventriculi laryngis)
26 . Left pointer: Left lamina thyroid cartilage Right pointer: Superficial fascia
27 . Thyroepiglottic ligament
28 . Upper pointer: Ventricular fold Lower pointer: Laryngeal ventricle
29 . Sesamoid cartilage
30 . Vocal ligament (beneath tunica mucosa of vocal cord)
31 . Thyroarytenoid muscle
32 . Thyroid cartilage (sectioned)
33 . Medial cricoarytenoid ligament
34 . Isthmus of thyroid gland
35 . Arch of cricoid cartilage (sectioned)
36 . Esophageal mucosa (tunica)
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