COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF THE NERVE SUPPLY OF THE LARYNX IN EUTHERIAN MAMMALS

Authors

  • RUTH E. M. BOWDEN,

    1. Department of Anatomy, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London
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  • J. L. SCHEUER

    1. Department of Anatomy, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London
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    • 2

      Royal Dental Hospital of London, School of Dental Surgery, Leicester Square, London, W.C.2.

    • *This work formed part of a thesis under the name J. L. Withington on “The nerve supply of the larynx” for which the degree of Ph.D. was awarded by the University of London in 1959.


Abstract

The gross pattern of innervation of the larynx is described in twenty-six species of eutherian mammals. The presence of an internal and recurrent laryngeal nerve is constant in all these species but the communications between the two nerves are variable. Four different types are described. The possible significance of variation in the pattern of innervation is discussed.

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