To establish digitized visible model of the laryngeal cartilages of the visible human, providing morphological data for image diagnosis and laryngectomy.
Cross-sectional images of fresh tissues from the Chinese visible human data set were reviewed, and the laryngeal cartilages structures data were used, the data was on a section-by-section basis. Three-dimensional computer reconstructions of the laryngeal cartilages were generated from these data by surface rendering on a SGI workstation.
The digital images from the visible human offer unique insights into the complex anatomy and ossification of the laryngeal cartilages, the quality of the computerized 3D-reconstructed images was distinct and perfect.
The visible human data set can provide complete and accurate data The digitized model of the laryngeal cartilages offer unique insights into the laryngeal anatomy, could be used for resident education, rehearsal of an unfamiliar surgery and for developing a new surgical approach.