VPh 308 - Histology

External ear Elastic cartilage

Lab 3: Cartilage & Bone
Elastic cartilage

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External ear Elastic cartilage

Elastic cartilage contains elastic fibers instead of type II collagen. It is found in the external ear (auricular cartilage), auditory tubes and the larynx, specifically the epiglottis and the processes of the arytenoid cartilages. A perichondrium is present.