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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

...  upon the physician’s judgment as to what approach is the most appropriate to use. The basis for it would the extent of the cancer and the size of the tumor. Worst case, the SCC can reach the cartilage and the bone if treatment is repeatedly postponed or altogether neglected. The more complications present, the more complex the treatment methods will also be. In the event someone is  ...

Kaposis Sarcoma

...  is a type of cancer that is attributed to the growth of cancerous tissue patches underneath the skin, nose, throat, and lining of the mouth. Other tissues such as fat, ligaments, tendons, bone, cartilage, fibrous tissues and blood vessels may also be involved. These patches are made up of a mixture of blood cells and cancerous cells. They are brown, red, or purple in color and sometimes  ...

Lungs

...  made of elastic, spongy tissue as they stretch out and constricts while you breathe. The trachea and the bronchi are the airways that bring the air to the lungs. They are made of smooth muscle and cartilage, which allows the airways to constrict and expand. The duty of the lungs and the airways is to bring in fresh air, rich in oxygen and as well as to get rid of carbon dioxide waste made by  ...

Larynx

...  are actually two folds of tissues that extend in the right and left side of the larynx. This part of the larynx is called the ‘true’ vocal folds. These are attached to the inside thyroid cartilage that is in the same level as the Adam’s Apple. These same vocal folds are attached to the set of cartilages also known as the arytenoids cartilages. Once these cartilages contract, it  ...

Nose

...  is composed of some pieces of bones which are very thin. This is located deep inside of the nose and close to our skull. The part of the septum that is close to the tip of our nose is composed of cartilage. It is a flexible material which is firmer compared to the skin or muscle. The cartilage makes the nose flexible as it is not as hard as the bones and you can feel how wiggly it is when you  ...

Trachea

...  the neck, and the other part lies in our chest cavity. It is the primary air canal in the human vertebrae system; and if damaged, it can be life threatening. The trachea is made up of ligaments and cartilage, which can be found at the front part of the neck. To keep the airway open, the walls of the trachea are strengthened through rings of stiff cartilages. There are about 16 to 20 rings of  ...

External Carotid Arteries

...  adults wherein the two arteries become almost equal in size. Anatomy of the external carotid artery The external carotid artery starts opposite or at the height of the upper portion of the thyroid cartilage. It slightly curves to pass upward and forward. It then reclines backward behind the neck of the mandible. At the neck of the mandible, the external carotid artery divides into the  ...

Testes

...  causes a deep voice range in men. It also stimulates the growth of bone which results in thicker bone mass than females as well as higher hemoglobin levels. Androgens stimulate the conversion of  ...