Oral cavity

Faucial isthmus and soft palate, anterior view

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Oral cavity
Faucial isthmus and soft palate, anterior view
The subject is a young, adult male.
1 . Velum palatinum (soft palate)
2 . Papilla and ostium of parotid duct
3 . Tonsillar sinus
4 . Oral part pharynx
5 . Uvula
6 . Dorsum of tongue
7 . Median sulcus of tongue
8 . Fungiform papilla
9 . Apex of tongue
10 . Medial incisor (superior)
11 . Palatopharyngeal arch (lateral boundary of faucial isthmus)
12 . Upper pointer: Palatoglossal arch (lateral boundary of faucial isthmus) Lower pointer: Palatine tonsil
13 . Vallate papilla
14 . Lateral margin of tongue