pharyngeal recess

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pha·ryn·ge·al re·cess

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a slitlike depression in the lateral membranous (nonmuscular) pharyngeal wall extending posterior to the opening of the pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube.

Rosenmüller,

Johann C., German anatomist, 1771-1820.
organ of Rosenmüller - a collection of rudimentary tubules in the mesosalpinx between the ovary and the uterine tube. Synonym(s): epoöphoron
Rosenmüller fossa - Synonym(s): Rosenmüller recess
Rosenmüller gland - Synonym(s): node of Cloquet
Rosenmüller node - Synonym(s): node of Cloquet
Rosenmüller recess - a slitlike depression in the membranous pharyngeal wall extending posterior to the opening of the eustachian tube. Synonym(s): pharyngeal recess; Rosenmüller fossa
Rosenmüller valve - a fold of mucous membrane guarding the lower opening of the nasolacrimal duct. Synonym(s): lacrimal fold
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The standard of care for patients with a high suspicion of NPC is endoscopic evaluation of the upper aerodigestive tract with gross lesion biopsy and random biopsies of the lateral, superior, and posterior walls of the nasopharynx; the lateral wall is the most common site of tumor development, particularly the fossa of Rosenmuller.
Behind the toms tubarius lies the fossa of Rosenmuller. The anterior lip is shorter and less prominent than the posterior lip.
The posterior wall and fossa of Rosenmuller are innervated via the pharyngeal plexus.