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Anatomical Regions of the Pharynx

An introduction to Pharynx Anatomy:

 

Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy with labels: Cranial nare, soft palate, hyoid bone
Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy with labels: Epiglottis and cricoid cartilage
Anatomical structures surrounding the pharynx
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  • The pharynx is a four to five inch fibromuscular image descriptiontube that conducts air from the nasal cavity to the larynx. It is divided into three anatomical regions.
Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy
Pharynx with label: Pharynx
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  • image descriptionNasopharynx – region posterior to the nasal cavity, from the internal nares (choanae) to soft palate.
Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy
Pharynx with label: nasopharynx
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  • image descriptionOropharynx – region posterior to the root of tongue, from the soft palate to epiglottis (larynx) and hyoid bone.
Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy
Pharynx with label: oropharynx
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  • image descriptionLaryngopharynx – region posterior to behind larynx, from the epiglottis to cricoid cartilage (larynx).
Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy
Pharynx with label: lyrngopharynx
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An Overview of the Anatomical Regions of the Pharynx

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Sagittal view of the head and neck demonstrating pharynx anatomy with labels: Nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx
Sagittal view of the head and neck with hidden answers
Test yourself while observing the Regions of the Pharynx anatomy
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