Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Larynx; posterior surface view

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Larynx; posterior surface view
The wall of the pharynx and esophagus has been opened.
1 . Superior laryngeal nerve (cut across)
2 . External carotid artery
3 . Upper pointer: Cuneiform tubercle Lower pointer: Corniculate tubercle
4 . Internal carotid artery (cut across)
5 . Inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle
6 . Left lobe of thyroid gland
7 . Vagus nerve (X) (cut across)
8 . Vertebral artery (cut across)
9 . Root of tongue
10 . Oral part pharynx
11 . Epiglottis
12 . Pharyngoepiglottic fold
13 . Laryngeal ventricle
14 . Upper pointer: Aryepiglottic fold Lower pointer: Superior horn thyroid cartilage
15 . Fold of laryngeal nerve
16 . Interarytenoid incisure
17 . Upper pointer: Piriform recess Lower pointer: Prominence produced by cricoid cartilage
18 . Prevertebral fascia
19 . Esophagus