Sagittal section of neck

Larynx; medial aspect viewed from right side

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Sagittal section of neck
Larynx; medial aspect viewed from right side
1 . Lingual tonsil
2 . Laryngeal part of pharynx
3 . Posterior wall of pharynx (sectioned)
4 . Upper pointer: Epiglottis Lower pointer: Piriform recess
5 . Aryepiglottic fold (upper pointer, cuneiform tubercle; lower pointer, corniculate tubercle)
6 . Body cervical vertebra IV and nucleus pulposus
7 . Transverse arytenoid muscle (cut across)
8 . Esophagus
9 . Posterior cricoarytenoid muscle
10 . Cricoid cartilage (lamina)
11 . Retropharyngeal space
12 . Geniohyoid muscle
13 . Body hyoid bone
14 . Hyoepiglottic ligament
15 . Upper pointer: Mylohyoid muscle Lower pointer: Fat
16 . Middle hyothyroid ligament
17 . Upper pointer: Laryngeal vestibule Lower pointer: Ventricular fold
18 . Laryngeal ventricle
19 . Vocal cord
20 . Thyroid cartilage
21 . Thyroid gland
22 . Conus elasticus (covered by mucosa)
23 . Cricoarytenoid ligament (middle)
24 . Trachea
25 . Arch of cricoid cartilage