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oropharynx

 [or″o-far´ingks]
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.

or·o·phar·ynx

(ōr'ō-far'ingks), [TA]
The portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth; it is continuous above with the nasopharynx via the pharyngeal isthmus and below with the laryngopharynx.
[L. os (or-), mouth]

oropharynx

(ôr′ō-făr′ĭngks)
n. pl. oro·pharynges (-fə-rĭn′jēz) or oro·pharynxes
The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.

o′ro·pha·ryn′ge·al (-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -făr′ən-jē′əl) adj.

or·o·phar·ynx

(ōr'ō-far'ingks) [TA]
The portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth; it is continuous above with the nasopharynx through the pharyngeal isthmus and below with the laryngopharynx.

oropharynx

The part of the PHARYNX at the back of the mouth and extending down to the top of the OESOPHAGUS.

Oropharynx

The part of the airway into which the mouth leads.
Mentioned in: Epiglottitis, Laryngitis

or·o·phar·ynx

(ōr'ō-far'ingks) [TA]
Portion of pharynx that lies posterior to mouth; continuous above with nasopharynx via pharyngeal isthmus and below with laryngopharynx.
Synonym(s): oral pharynx.
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Caption: Figure 2: Photograph obtained during direct laryngoscopy showing fullness of the posterior right oropharynx and hypopharynx (arrow).
Occurrence rates are 40% for the nasal cavity, 20% for the nasopharynx, and 18% for the oropharynx [9].
Our study shows that ethanol can be an effective and reliable sclerosing agent in treating VMs of the oral cavity and the oropharynx if used carefully.
c) Hipopharynx: its upper limit is the oropharynx lower limit and its lower limit is a line starting at the most inferior and medial point of the third cervical vertebra until the downward projection of the Posterior Nasal Spine (between line 6 and 1-2 from Fig.
mitis to colonize the oropharynx in healthy individuals serve as virulence factors in immunocompromised patients, promoting the development of bacteremia, IE, and other complications [5, 8].
Table 1: Radiological grading of upper aerodigestive tract cancers Site Radiological Total I II III IVa IVb IVc Glottis 13 0 4 0 0 2 19 Oral cavity 0 0 2 5 4 0 11 Oropharynx 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 Nasopharynx 0 5 2 0 0 0 7 Hypopharynx 0 0 0 3 3 2 8 Salivary gland 0 2 2 2 0 0 6 Maxillary sinus 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 Total 15 7 12 12 10 4 60 P = 0.0001.
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic, progressive, scarring, high risk precancerous condition of oral mucosa seen primarily in Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, Taiwan, southeast China and Papua New Guinea.1 It was first described by Schwartz (1952) as he found this condition of oral mucosa including palate and pillars of oropharynx first in five Kenyan women named this as "Atrophia Idiopathica Tropica Mucosae Oris".
This three year USD1.1m grant was awarded to Baylor College of Medicine in support of an ongoing Phase 2 trial of the company's lead Lm Technology immunotherapy, axalimogene filolisbac (ADXS-HPV), in HPV-associated oropharynx (throat) cancer, a type of head and neck cancer.