cricoesophageal

cricoesophageal

pertaining to the cricoid cartilage and the esophagus.
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When perforation occurs, it is facilitated by the strong contraction of the hypopharyngeal and cricoesophageal muscles as they propel a food bolus into the esophagus; this explains why higher rates of penetration occur in the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus.
The first is at its attachment to the cricoid cartilage by the cricoesophageal tendon, an area known as the upper esophageal sphincter (UES).