Pharyngeal tubercle

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Pharyngeal tubercle
Parsbasilaris(adult).PNG
Occipitanl bone. Outer surface. (Pharyngeal tubercle not labeled but visible at bottom, at center of box, labeled as attachment point of constrictor pharyngis superior.)
Tuberculum pharyngeum.PNG
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (Pharyngeal tubercle labeled at right, eighth from the bottom.)
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Identifiers
Latin tuberculum pharyngeum
TA A02.1.04.007
FMA 75746
Anatomical terms of bone

The pharyngeal tubercle is a part of the occipital bone of the head and neck. It is located on the lower surface of the basilar part of occipital bone, about 1 cm. anterior to the foramen magnum. The pharyngeal tubercle gives attachment to the fibrous raphe of the pharynx, also known as the pharyngeal raphe.

This is the point of attachment for the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 132 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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