Dissection of ear from lateral aspect

Right auricular cartilage, medial surface

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Dissection of ear from lateral aspect
Right auricular cartilage, medial surface
The cartilage has been retracted anterolaterally after removal of its perichondrium.
1 . Temporal fascia
2 . Superior auricular muscle
3 . Lesser occipital nerve
4 . Tragal plate
5 . External acoustic meatus
6 . Occipital branch posterior auricular artery
7 . Cartilaginous acoustic meatus
8 . Terminal incisure (pointer on cartilaginous isthmus)
9 . Posterior auricular nerve
10 . Parotid gland
11 . Superficial temporal vein and auriculotemporal nerve
12 . Eminence of triangular fossa
13 . Sulcus of upper crus of anthelix
14 . Transverse sulcus of anthelix
15 . Conchal eminence
16 . Scaphoid eminence
17 . Posterior auricular muscle and posterior auricular ligament (cut off)
18 . Posterior auricular branch auricular artery
19 . Fossa of anthelix
20 . Transverse auricular muscle
21 . Antitragicohelical fissure
22 . Tail of helix