Larynx Anatomy-Detailed

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Title: Larynx Anatomy-Detailed
Description: Drawing shows areas where laryngeal cancer may form or spread, including the supraglottis, glottis (vocal cords), subglottis, thyroid, trachea, and esophagus. Also shown are the epiglottis, the upper part of the spinal column, the carotid artery, the cartilage around the thyroid and trachea, lymph nodes in the neck, and the chest.

Laryngeal cancer forms in the tissues of the larynx (area of the throat that contains the vocal cords). The larynx includes the supraglottis, glottis (vocal cords), and subglottis. The cancer may spread to nearby tissues or to the thyroid, trachea, or esophagus. It may also spread to the lymph nodes in the neck, the carotid artery, the upper part of the spinal column, the chest, and to other parts of the body (not shown).
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR786385
Date Created: May 10, 2017
Date Added: April 10, 2017
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow