The epithelial lining of lingual surface of the structure represented by an “arrow” in the image below is ?
A. Simple squamous epithelium.
B. Simple Cuboidal.
C. Pseudostratified ciliated columnar.
D. Stratified squamous epithelium.
Ans;D. Stratified squamous epithelium
The structure marked by an arrow in the picture above represents an epiglottis.
- Epiglottis has a lingual and laryngeal surface.
- The lingual surface of the epiglottis and the true vocal cords are lined by stratified squamous epithelium.
- The laryngeal surface is lined by pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium.
- Beneath this epithelium in the lamina propria on the laryngeal side of the epiglottis, there are abundant tubuloacinar seromucous glands.