Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Musculature of soft palate

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Musculature of soft palate
The mucous membrane has been removed from the left half of the soft palate and pharyngeal wall.
1 . Ascending pharyngeal artery
2 . Internal carotid artery (cut off)
3 . Cartilaginous auditory tube
4 . Levator veli palatini muscle
5 . Mandibular nerve
6 . Ascending palatine artery
7 . Tensor veli palatini muscle
8 . Pterygoid hamulus
9 . Superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle (cut across)
10 . Parotid gland
11 . Posterior auricular artery
12 . Palatopharyngeus muscle
13 . Stylopharyngeus muscle
14 . Stylohyoid ligament
15 . Stylohyoid muscle (cut across)
16 . Digastric muscle (cut across)
17 . External maxillary artery
18 . Occipital artery
19 . Greater horn hyoid bone
20 . Lingual artery
21 . Lateral thyrohyoid ligament
22 . External carotid artery
23 . Nasal septum
24 . Inferior nasal concha
25 . Torus tubarius
26 . Salpingopharyngeal fold
27 . Velum of palate
28 . Uvular muscle
29 . Uvula
30 . Body of tongue
31 . Vallate papilla
32 . Upper pointer: Sulcus terminalis Lower pointer: Foramen caecum
33 . Prevertebral fascia
34 . Lingual tonsil
35 . Oral part pharynx
36 . Upper pointer: Epiglottic vallecula Lower pointer: Median glossoepiglottic fold
37 . Epiglottis