Morphology of the complex laryngeal gland in the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus.

@article{Smith1999MorphologyOT,
  title={Morphology of the complex laryngeal gland in the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus.},
  author={Traci L. Smith and Brenda Turnbull and Daniel F. Cowan},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1999},
  volume={254 1},
  pages={
          98-106
        }
}
A complex lymphoepithelial gland is a constant feature in the larynx of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, based on study of 56 animals. Larynges were removed from fresh, non-decomposed beach-stranded animals for gross examination and histological sampling. A large lymphoepithelial gland occurs in the rostro-ventral mucosa of the larynx, overlying the cricoid cartilage. It presents as a well-defined, elevated, and heavily trabeculated area. Histological examination reveals a… CONTINUE READING
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