Our expert says:
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.
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