Torus tubarius

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Torus tubarius
Gray915.png
Auditory tube, laid open by a cut in its long axis (torus tubarius not labeled)
Details
LatinTorus tubarius
Identifiers
Gray'sp.1043
Dorlands
/Elsevier
t_14/12813973
TAA05.3.01.012
FMA54993
Anatomical terminology
 
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Torus tubarius
Gray915.png
Auditory tube, laid open by a cut in its long axis (torus tubarius not labeled)
Details
LatinTorus tubarius
Identifiers
Gray'sp.1043
Dorlands
/Elsevier
t_14/12813973
TAA05.3.01.012
FMA54993
Anatomical terminology

The base of the cartilaginous portion of the eustachian tube (pharyngotympanic tube; auditory tube) lies directly under the mucous membrane of the nasal part of the pharynx, where it forms an elevation, the torus tubarius, the torus of the auditory tube, or cushion, behind the pharyngeal orifice of the tube. The torus tubarius is very close to the tubal tonsil,[1] which is sometimes also called the tonsil of (the) torus tubarius.[2] Equating the torus with its tonsil however might be seen as incorrect or imprecise.

Two folds run posteriorly and anteriorly:

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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