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)|
|Date Created:||May 10, 2017|
|Date Added:||April 10, 2017|
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