piriform recess


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Related to piriform recess: rima glottidis, pharyngeal recess, Infraglottic cavity, vocal ligament

pir·i·form fos·sa

[TA]
a recess in the anterolateral wall of the nasopharynx on each side of the vestible of the larynx separated from it by the aryepiglottic folds.

piriform recess

A deep depression in the wall of the laryngeal pharynx lying lateral to the orifice of the larynx. It is bounded laterally by the thyroid cartilage and medially by the cricoid and arytenoid cartilages. It is a common site for lodgment of foreign objects.
See also: recess