Airway Evaluation and Management - Applied Anatomy

The pharynx

The pharynx is divided into the nasopharynx, the oropharynx, and the laryngopharynx.

  1. The nasopharynx consists of the nasal passages, including the septum, turbinates, and adenoids.
  2. The oropharynx consists of the oral cavity, including the dentition and tongue.
  3. The epiglottis separates the laryngopharynx into the larynx (leading to the trachea) and the hypopharynx (leading to the esophagus).

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