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laryngopharynx

 [lah-ring″go-far´ingks]
the portion of the pharynx below the upper edge of the epiglottis, opening into the larynx and esophagus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·ryn·go·phar·ynx

(lă-ring'gō-far'ingks), [TA]
The part of the pharynx lying below the aperture of the larynx and behind the larynx; it extends from the vestibule of the larynx to the esophagus at the level of the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hypopharynx

(hī′pə-făr′ĭngks)
n.
1. The tonguelike structure in front of or above the labium in the mouth of an insect.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

la·ryn·go·phar·ynx

(lă-ring'gō-far'ingks) [TA]
The part of the pharynx lying below the aperture of the larynx and behind the larynx; it extends from the vestibule of the larynx to the esophagus at the level of the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage.
Synonym(s): hypopharynx.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypopharynx

a chitinous structure having its origin in the floor of the mouth in insects and normally carrying the salivary apertures. In blood-sucking insects the structure extends into the proboscis.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

la·ryn·go·phar·ynx

(lă-ring'gō-far'ingks) [TA]
The part of the pharynx lying below the aperture of the larynx and behind the larynx.
Synonym(s): hypopharynx.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The absolute tumor thickness is noncore for both larynx and hypopharynx, although considered differently in other head and neck subsites (ie, oral cavity).
While class II malocclusions can be effectively treated with FRD and TWB treatment, these functional orthopedic treatment appliances lead to an increase in nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx sagittal dimensions.
The choice of flap used for hypopharynx reconstruction should be driven by donor site factors and functional outcomes.
"Liposarcoma of Hypopharynx and Esophagus: A Unique Entity?" Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer 47.2 (2016): 135-42.
It is imbedded within the retropharyngeal soft tissues and extends from the level of the oropharynx through the hypopharynx to the right lateral extrapharyngeal soft tissues (black arrow).
Though hypopharynx and larynx are only millimetres apart, their natural history is much different.
The sagittal area of the nasopharynx, oropharynx and hypopharynx was estimated by a computer program, with the imagenological reconstruction in the mid-sagittal plane and using the same limits described above for volume (Fig.
In summary, this case highlights an unusual case of thyrotoxicosis due to an ectopic hyperfunctioning thyroid mass in the lateral hypopharynx, localized preoperatively with SPECT-CT imaging.
CT scan of the neck demonstrated a large heterogeneously enhancing 4.1 cm mass involving the palatine tonsils causing severe narrowing of the hypopharynx. She was admitted and quickly developed worsening shortness of breath and stridor prompting otolaryngology consultation for urgent tracheostomy placement.
About 7 cases have been reported in the larynx and hypopharynx. Dendritic fibromyxolipoma (DFML) is a rare and distinctive tumor that is considered by many as a variant of spindle cell lipoma characterized by extensive myxoid change and the presence of stellate cells with dendritic processes.
Royal jelly is a honeybee nutriment secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees essential in the development of queen bees.
Hamartoma of oropharynx and hypopharynx are pedunculated as in our case.