Cartilage of the septum
|Cartilage of the septum|
Bones and cartilages of septum of nose. Right side (cartilage of the septum visible as blue structure at right)
Cartilages of the nose, seen from below (cartilage of septum visible in blue at bottom center)
|Latin||Cartilago septi nasi|
The cartilage of the septum (or septal cartilage, or quadrangular cartilage)is composed of hyaline cartilage. It is somewhat quadrilateral in form, thicker at its margins than at its center, and completes the separation between the nasal cavities in front.
Its anterior margin, thickest above, is connected with the nasal bones, and is continuous with the anterior margins of the lateral cartilages; below, it is connected to the medial crura of the greater alar cartilages by fibrous tissue.
- Atlas image: rsa1p7 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Nasal septum, lateral view"
- Anatomy figure: 33:02-01 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Diagram of skeleton of medial (septal) nasal wall."
- lesson9 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (nasalseptumbonescarti)
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