isthmus of auditory tube

Pharyngeal opening of auditory tube

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.

External links

  • Czerwonka R, Złomaniec J, Semczuk B (1995). "[The endoscopic assessment of the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube in recurrent exudative otitis media in children]". Otolaryngol Pol 49 (5): 426–30.

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