Larynx

In adult humans, the larynx is found in the anterior neck at the level of the C3–C6 vertebrae.  It connects the inferior part of the pharynx (hypopharynx) with the trachea.  The laryngeal skeleton consists of nine cartilages: three single (epiglottic, thyroid and cricoid) and three paired (arytenoid, corniculate, and cuneiform).  The hyoid bone is not part of the larynx, though it is connected to it. The larynx extends vertically from the tip of the epiglottis to the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage. Its interior can be divided in supraglottis, glottis and subglottis.  (from wikipedia)

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Images from Laskowski, Sigismond (b. 1841).   Anatomie normale du corps humain: atlas iconographique de XVI planches.  [Genève: Braun, 1894]

 

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