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Mucosa of Laryngopharynx
Respiratory System

Mucosa of Laryngopharynx

Tunica mucosa partis laryngeae pharyngis

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Description

The laryngopharyngeal mucosa lines the laryngopharynx. It is continuous with the oropharyngeal mucosa above and the esophageal mucosa inferiorly. Anteriorly the mucosa blends with the laryngeal mucosa.

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Hypopharynx

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Hypopharynx is defined as is the region between the oropharynx at the level of the hyoid bone and the esophagus at the lower end of the cricoid cartilage.

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