Pharyngeal recess

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Pharyngeal recess
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Lateral wall of nasal cavity. (Pharyngeal recess labeled at bottom right.)
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Front of nasal part of pharynx, as seen with the laryngoscope. (Pharyngeal recess labeled at center right.)
Details
Latin recessus pharyngeus
Identifiers
Gray's p.1141
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_05/12696735
TA A05.3.01.017
FMA 54999
Anatomical terminology

Behind the ostium of the eustacian tube (ostium pharyngeum tuba auditiva) is a deep recess, the pharyngeal recess (fossa of Rosenmüller).

Clinical significance[edit]

At the base of this recess is the retropharyngeal lymph node (the Node of Rouvier.) This is clinically significant in that it may be involved in certain head and neck cancers, notably Nasopharyngeal cancer.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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