laryngopharynx


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to laryngopharynx: trachea

laryngopharynx

 [lah-ring″go-far´ingks]
the portion of the pharynx below the upper edge of the epiglottis, opening into the larynx and esophagus.

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.

laryngopharynx

(lə-rĭng′gō-făr′ĭngks)
n.
The portion of the pharynx just above the larynx. Also called hypopharynx.

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.

laryngopharynx

The lower part of the PHARYNX adjacent to the LARYNX.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The perceptual deficit is apt to play a significant role in the development of dysphagia by reducing stimulus detection and discriminative capacity in the laryngopharynx. We suggest that stroke patients with neglect are at the greatest risk of developing aspiration because of these issues.
In addition, signs of gastroesophageal reflux can be found in the laryngopharynx of up to 86% of healthy individuals, further complicating the clinical picture.
The antibiotic regimen made significant improvements in the laryngeal oedema (Fig 2), resolution of necrosis and inflammation of the laryngopharynx.
The laryngopharynx of the upper airway gives way to the larynx.
acetabulum laryngopharynx sternocleidomastoid genioglossus
lens cell skin tonsil limb lung ulna thumb molar vein spine throat muscle kidneys retina triceps sternum spleen keratin sacrum femur platelets arteries knuckle incisor intestine tibia epidermis cartilage vertebra chromosomes cornea dendrites melanin capillaries bronchi diaphragm abdomen larynx trachea thyroid glomeruli alveoli oculus mandible tricuspid cerumen esophagus talus glottis jejunum epiglottis mitochondrion coccyx hypothalamus sebum thalamus metacarpals phalanges insula intercilium xiphoid calcaneus peroneus epicondyle diencephalon brachioradialis thryrohyoideum cholagioles platysma gastrocnemius acetabulum laryngopharynx sternocleidomastoid genioglossus glossopharyngeum olecranon pterygopalatine coracobrachialis iliopsoas
Therefore, with the above literature support, this study was designed to assess the relation between tobacco smoking and laryngopharynx cancer at a teaching hospital in Sangareddy.
Malignancy of larynx and laryngopharynx. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 1992;1(2):93-5.
Smoker's melanosis is the brown to blackish discoloration of the aerodigestive tract mucosa in the oropharynx, laryngopharynx, and esophagus.
Therefore, the oral cavity, laryngopharynx, and vocal cord should be investigated simultaneously during endoscopy.
Effects of injection into the laryngopharynx. In our case, the patient developed a fever of 38[degrees]C on the day after the injection.
Adopted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 2002, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is the backflow of gastric contents to the laryngopharynx and upper aerodigestive tract.[sup][4],[7] LPR was believed to be extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),[sup][8] causing hoarseness, globus, dysphagia, cough/throat clearing, and excessive throat mucus.