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Flashcards in Nasopharynx Deck (17):
1

What level does the Nasopharynx?

C1

2

What is the area that the naso and oropharynx communicate?

Pharyngeal Isthmus

3

The nasopharynx communicates with the nasal cavity through what?

Chonae

4

T/F: the pharyngeal isthmus is partially open during swallowing?

False: it is completely closed

5

What is the superior boarder of the nasopharynx?

The roof of the pharynx

6

What is the inferior boundary of the nasopharynx?

The Soft Palate

7

What is the anterior boundary of the nasopharynx?

The posterior boarder of the inferior nasal concha

8

What is the posterior boundary of the nasopharynx?

The Posterior Wall of the Pharynx

9

What is the mass of lymphoid tissue that is embedded in the posterior wall of the nasopharynx?

Pharyngeal Tonsils

10

What is another name for the Pharyngeal Tonsils?

Adenoids

11

T/F: The pharyngeal tonsils are the 2nd most commonly removed tonsil.

True

12

When the pharyngeal tonsils become inflamed, what can this cause?

This can cause difficulty breathing

13

What is the structure that opens into the lateral wall of the nasopharynx and connects it with the tympanic cavity?

Pharyngotympanic tube

14

The pharyngotympanic tube is limited above by a cartilaginous structure know as what?

Torus Tubarius (tubal elevation)

15

Where does the tubal tonsil lie in relation to the pharyngotympanic tube?

Immediately behind

16

What is the fold the descends from the torus tubarius to the wall of the pharynx?

Salpingopharyngeal Fold

17

What is found deep within the Salpingopharyngeal Fold?

Salpingopharyngeus Muscle