Oropharyngeal isthmus | definition of oropharyngeal isthmus by Medical dictionary
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isth·mus of fau·ces [TA]
the constricted and short space that establishes the connection between the cavity of the mouth and the oropharynx, bounded anteriorly by the palatoglossal folds and posteriorly by the palatopharyngeal folds; the lateral well is the tonsillar fossa.
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On physical examination, the patient had a smooth-surface, polypoid, pedunculated tumoral lesion originating from the middle pole of the left palatine tonsil and protruding into the oropharyngeal isthmus
The palate controls the two gates the pharyngeal isthmus and the oropharyngeal isthmus