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Epiglottis

   

Overview

postions of the glottis

Clinical anatomy

Normal larynx
Drawing of the pharynx
Anatomy of the larynx

Pathology

Hypopharynx Carcinoma
Omega shaped epiglottis

Workbook tasks

Slide 111: Epiglottis

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This slide is a sagittal section through the epiglottis.

Identify microscopically:

  1. Epithelium of the anterior surface
  2. Epithelium of the posterior surface

  3. Lamina propria

  4. Cartilage

Draw and annotate:

A line drawing of the different tissues comprising the epiglottis.

 

Reflection:
  1. How do the two surfaces differ from one another as far as their mucosal layers are concerned?
  2. Which distinctive structures are found in the lamina propria?
  3. What type of cartilage is found?
 

Plaatjies

postions of the glottis

Microscope

Cross section through the epiglottis
Elastic cartilage in the epiglottis
Elastic cartilage and glands in the epiglottis
Stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelium
Mucous gland with serous acini
Mucous gland with serous acini
Mucous gland with serous acini
Mucous gland with serous acini

Very low magnification

Very low magnification of the epiglottis

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