aerodigestive tract

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Aerodigestive Tract

The mixed airway/gastrointestinal tract that includes the oral cavity, pharynx, paranasal sinuses, sinonasal tract, larynx, pyriform sinus, pharynx, and upper oesophagus.

aerodigestive tract

Surgical anatomy A term that encompasses the oral cavity, sinonasal tract, larynx, pyriform sinus, pharynx, and esophagus

aerodigestive tract

The anatomic region in the oral cavity and throat through which both air and food pass.
See also: tract
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Other sites also may be involved, such as the upper aerodigestive tract, skin, testis, gastrointestinal tract, soft tissue, and spleen.
2,3) The neck is the most common site (19 to 38%) for head and neck liposarcomas, followed by the upper aerodigestive tract and face.
Given the complex anatomy of the head and neck, along with the fact that most structures located between the upper aerodigestive tract internally and the skin of the neck externally are derived from the branchial apparatus, it stands to reason that anomalies can present almost anywhere between these two boundaries.
Because this therapy is associated with significant costs and neither its effectiveness nor its optimal treatment duration have been established, we undertook a study at our tertiary care institution to evaluate patients who had been treated with the DTS to relieve trismus resulting from the treatment of cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Endoscopic evaluation showed that the rest of the upper aerodigestive tract was normal.
A prospective study of upper aerodigestive tract manifestations of mucous membrane pemphigoid.
In the upper aerodigestive tract, the most common site is the larynx.
He reported no other upper aerodigestive tract symptoms, and he denied true dysphagia, regurgitation, and otalgia.
Primary tonsillar carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Usually they are revealed at birth or in the first year of life, with signs of upper aerodigestive tract obstruction.
2) The upper aerodigestive tract (hypopharynx, oral cavity, and larynx) is the most common site of head and neck synovial sarcomas; involvement of the paraspinal muscles of the soft tissues of the neck has also been reported.