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Department of Linguistics

SPEECH PHYSIOLOGY

Larynx Anatomy Slides

The slides on this page are reproduced with the permission of Jan Tent and John Clark.

These slides will eventually be more closely annotated. They have been provided in the current format as they should still be useful if viewed in conjunction with annotated diagrams from the text and other sources.

Figure 1. Inferior view of the vocal folds (open at the arytenoid cartilages) through the trachea. Not that the left arytenoid cartilage (which appears here at the right, because we are looking from below) is held open by a wire, which is clearly visible at the edge of the opening.
 
Figure 2. Posterior view of the larynx, epiglottis and tongue.
 
Figure 3. Lateral view of the larynx with the facing side of the laryngeal cartilages removed.
 
Figure 4. Anterior view of the larynx.
 
Figure 5. Lateral view of the larynx with the right side of the thyroid cartilage removed.
 
Figure 6. Lateral view of the larynx with the left side of the hyoid bone removed.
 
Figure 7. Lateral view of the larynx. (The distortions are caused by the edges of the glass container holding the specimen).
 
Figure 8. Anterior view of the larynx. Note the various intrinsic muscles.
 
Figure 9. Posterior view of the larynx.
 
Figure 10. Saggitally sectioned larynx and laid open posteriorly. Note the false and true vocal folds immediately below the two sliced halves of the epiglottis.