pharyngeal pouch


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pharyngeal pouch

[fə′rin·jē·əl ′pau̇ch]
(embryology)
One of the five paired sacculations in the lateral aspect of the pharynx in vertebrate embryos. Also known as visceral pouch.
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It develops primarily from the ventral wing of the third pharyngeal pouch on each side of the most cephalad portion of the foregut.
However, in view of the unusual symptoms you describe, it is just possible you have an uncommon condition called a pharyngeal pouch.
1) As a derivative of the third pharyngeal pouch, thymic remnants may occur at any point along the path of descent of the thymus into the mediastinum during embryologic development.