Elastic cartilage, definition, type of Elastic cartilage

Elastic cartilage

Elastic cartilage also known as yellow cartilage because of its yellowish appearance and is located in various parts of the body, such as the external ear, the Eustachian tube, and the Larynx (epiglottis, corniculate and cuneiform).it contains elastic fiber networks and collagen fibers that have great flexibility.

Elastic cartilage found in

E- External ear

E-Eustachian tube(3.75cm)

L-Larynx (epiglottis, corniculate and cuneiform)

Author: Dr. vivek saini

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