nasopharynx


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nasopharynx

[¦nā·zō′far·iŋks]
(anatomy)
The space behind the posterior nasal orifices, above a horizontal plane through the lower margin of the palate.
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A: Axial CT image without contrast shows a pedunculated soft-tissue attenuation mass arising from the posterior nasal septum that protrudes into the nasopharynx.
Harrison in this article have a sound scientific basis to explain, in part, why many children are colonized in their nasopharynx with potential respiratory bacteria, but few actually go on to experience disease.
5 cm, covered with firm mucosa in the nasopharyngeal space, and completely obstructing the airway in the left side of the nasopharynx.
Wilson's transpalatal approach was used for tumours confined to nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses.
History of irradiation was present in eight cases and 10 cases were recurrences, mainly in glottis, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, and oral cavity.
Metastatic cervical lymphadenopathy is usually found if having undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx (nasopharyngeal carcinomas [NPCs]), especially in South-east Asia.
Quantitative data like ages, distortion score of different regions (base of tongue, body of the mandible, hard palate, orbits/ globes, nasopharynx, pituitary gland, frontal lobe, temporal lobes and brainstem) was presented in the form of mean+ S.
5 cm was observed in the posterior lateral wall of the nasopharynx on the left side where the teratoma had originated (Figure 4).
During swallowing, the nasopharynx is sealed off by the soft palate pressing against the back of the throat, thereby preventing food from entering into the windpipe.
Lymphoepithelioma is a common malignant tumour of the nasopharynx.
The disturbance of breath caused by obstruction of a nose and nasopharynx is an issue not only in otolaryngology.
The human nasopharynx is an ecologic reservoir of these and other bacteria.