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.