TOC Dissector Quiz Index Help Head and Neck Previous Page Next Page Overview
Laboratory 23. Anatomy of the Superficial Face
Step 10. Cartilages of the External Nose

Previous Image Next Image

Click for Full Screen
Click image to view full screen

Orientation Icon

Identify the cartilaginous portion of the external nose. The shape of the nose is determined by the paired, U-shaped alar cartilages that lie laterally to the median, unpaired septal cartilage [probe]. The alar cartilages are the principal elements in the formation of the nares or nostrils. At the superior border of septal cartilage, identify the paired lateral nasal cartilages [probe].