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#6 External Ear (Elastin Stain)

Where else does elastic cartilage occur in the body? Eustachian tube and epiglottis.

QUESTIONS

1. What are the mechanisms of cartilage growth? Appositional and interstitial growth
2. What is the distribution of blood vessels in cartilage, and how does this relate to the nutrition of cartilage? Blood vessels are found only in the perichondrium. Nutrition by diffusion through ground substance