Flashcards in Nasopharynx Deck (17):
What level does the Nasopharynx?
What is the area that the naso and oropharynx communicate?
The nasopharynx communicates with the nasal cavity through what?
T/F: the pharyngeal isthmus is partially open during swallowing?
False: it is completely closed
What is the superior boarder of the nasopharynx?
The roof of the pharynx
What is the inferior boundary of the nasopharynx?
The Soft Palate
What is the anterior boundary of the nasopharynx?
The posterior boarder of the inferior nasal concha
What is the posterior boundary of the nasopharynx?
The Posterior Wall of the Pharynx
What is the mass of lymphoid tissue that is embedded in the posterior wall of the nasopharynx?
What is another name for the Pharyngeal Tonsils?
T/F: The pharyngeal tonsils are the 2nd most commonly removed tonsil.
When the pharyngeal tonsils become inflamed, what can this cause?
This can cause difficulty breathing
What is the structure that opens into the lateral wall of the nasopharynx and connects it with the tympanic cavity?
The pharyngotympanic tube is limited above by a cartilaginous structure know as what?
Torus Tubarius (tubal elevation)
Where does the tubal tonsil lie in relation to the pharyngotympanic tube?
What is the fold the descends from the torus tubarius to the wall of the pharynx?