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Flashcards in Laryngopharynx Deck (10):
1

At what levels does the laryngopharynx lie?

C3-C6 then extend down to continue as the esophagus

2

What is the superior boundary of the laryngopharynx

Superior Border of the Epiglottis

3

What is the inferior boundary of the laryngopharynx?

Lower boarder of the cricoid cartilage where it joins with the esophagus

4

What is the anterior boundary of the laryngopharynx?

the posterior surface of the larynx

5

What is the posterior boundary of the laryngopharynx?

Posterior wall of the pharynx

6

What is the opening into teh layrnx that is found within the laryngopharynx?

Laryngeal inlet

7

What are the boarders of the laryngeal inlet?

Lateral: Aryepiglottic Folds
Inferior: Interarytenoid Notch

8

What is the recess in the anterior wall of the laryngopharynx located on either side of the laryngeal inlet?

Pisifom Fossa

9

T/F: foreign objects often become lodged in the pisifom fossa.

True

10

What is the clinical significance of a deep pisiform fossa?

Food participial can become stuck there, causing halitosis (bad breath)