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Posted by: Brenda | 2010/04/23

HIPOPHARINKS

what or where is this - growth was found via g scan scope what does word in subject mean?

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Dear Brenda

The Hypopharynx is an anatomical area that describes a part of the pharynx (back of the throat) just before it enters the esophagus (swallowing tube/pipe). It is the shape of an upside down pyramid, with the apex (top) at the lower end, and the base at the upper end. It is devided into three areas:
1. Pyriform fossa
2. Post cricoid area
3. Posterior pharyngeal wall

Any growth in this area needs to be identified with a biopsy, and only then can appropriate management be discussed.

Regards



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