Pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
|Pharyngeal opening of auditory tube|
Front of nasal part of pharynx, as seen with the laryngoscope. (Pharyngeal ostium labeled at bottom right.)
External and middle ear, opened from the front. Right side.
|Latin||ostium pharyngeum tubae auditivae|
On the lateral wall of the nasal part of the pharynx is the pharyngeal opening of auditory tube (pharyngeal ostium), somewhat triangular in shape, and bounded behind by a firm prominence, the torus or cushion, caused by the medial end of the cartilage of the tube which elevates the mucous membrane.
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