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Anatomy of Pharynx

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Which of the following structures is seen in orophar- ynx? (LQ)



A Pharyngotympanic tube
B Fossa of Rosenmuller

C Palatine tonsil
D Pyriform fossa

Ans. C Palatine tonsil

Ref. Mohan Bansal p 56; Dhingra 6th/ed p 241 Ref. Scott Brown's lth/ed Vol 2 pp 1944, 1945; Mohan Bansal p 52; Dhingra 6th/ed p 240

Pharynx is divided into -

Nasopharynx

Hypopharynx/Laryngopharynx

Oropharynx

Important contents of Nasopharynx

Adenoids

Nasopharyngeal bursa

Rathke pouch

Sinus of Morgagni

Passavant ridge

It is further divided into

• Pyriform sinus

• Postcricoid region

• Post pharyngeal wall

Major structures included in it are:

• Liagual tonsil

• Palatine tonsil

• Soft palate

• Tongue base

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