Make a longitudinal incision along the pharyngeal raphe, extending from the level of the esophagus (C6) to the base of the skull . Reflect the pharyngeal walls laterally as illustrated in Figure 31.3 and examine the internal aspect of the pharynx.
Identify the three regions of the pharynx:
Next, bisect the skull with a saw and separate each bisected specimen (Refer to Figure 31.1). The cut should extend through the hard and soft palate and occipital bone. The tongue and mandible should not be bisected at this time.
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