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Human Female Fetus Epiglottis (10 week)

Large image version of plane D, close to midline (H&E stain).

0.5 mm scale bar

  • Section of the larynx and upper part of the trachea.
  • Epiglottis is connected with the hyoid bone by the hyoepiglottic ligament (ligamentum hyoepiglotticum)
  • Ligament extends from the anterior surface of the epiglottis to the upper border of the body of the hyoid bone.
  • Glossoepiglottic folds of mucous membrane may also be considered as extrinsic ligaments of the epiglottis.

Note: oral cavity, tongue, glossoepiglottic fold, epiglottis, arytenoid cartilage, arytænoideus muscle, cricoid cartilage, esophagus, trachea, vertebra


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Fetus (week 10) Planes A (most lateral), B (lateral), C (medial) and D (midline) from lateral towards the midline.

Image Source: UNSW Embryology, no reproduction without permission.

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current22:36, 17 June 2012Thumbnail for version as of 22:36, 17 June 20121,200 × 900 (323 KB)Z8600021 (talk | contribs)==Human Female Fetus Esophagus and Trachea (10 week)== Large image version of plane D, close to midline (H&E stain). 0.4 mm scale bar Note: {{10wkFetus}}