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- n. The portion of the pharynx just above the larynx.
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- n. The part of the pharynx below and behind the larynx
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- n. the lower part of the pharynx
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Local anesthesia is needless for esophagoscopy, and if used at all should be limited to the laryngopharynx and never applied to the esophagus, for the esophagus is without sensation, as anyone may observe in drinking hot liquids.
The mouth of any child not unconscious can be opened quickly and without the slightest harm by passing a curved probe between the clenched jaws back of the molars and down back of the tongue toward the laryngopharynx.
-- When taking a specimen the party wall should be inspected by passing a laryngoscope or, if necessary, an esophageal speculum down through the laryngopharynx and beyond the cricopharyngeus.
* In adolescents or adults a few drops of a 4 per cent solution of cocain applied to the laryngopharynx with an atomizer or a dropper will afford the minimum risk of dislodgement; but the author's personal preference is for no anesthesia, general or local.
The technic of laryngoscopy in the human subject is best perfected by a routine direct examination of the larynx of anesthetized patients after such an operation as, for instance, tonsillectomy, to see that the larynx and laryngopharynx are free of clots.
Lumenis 'state of the art laser system, was used by Dr. Paul Castellanos to perform Trans-oral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) for the treatment of airway stenosis with obstructing neurofibromatosis of the laryngopharynx on a
1, Direct view of the larynx and laryngopharynx in the dorsally recumbent patient, the epiglottis and hyoid bone being lifted with the direct laryngoscope or the esophageal speculum.
This apparently is to close the leakages of the vital or life 'energy' Actually bandhas are, contracting anal sphincter (mulabandha) or closing tightly the laryngopharynx from oropharynx Jalandharabandha} or contracting abdominal muscles (uddiyana bandha).