pharyngeal recess


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Noun1.pharyngeal recess - a small recess in the wall of the pharynx
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
niche, recess, recession, corner - a small concavity
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The styloid process is a slender pointed outgrowth from the temporal bone's inferior surface which moves downwards and anteriorly toward the maxillo-vertebro- pharyngeal recess which contains carotid arteries internal jugular vein and cranial nerves including VII IX X and XII.
Nasopharyngoscopy revealed a benign cystic-appearing mass in the right lateral pharyngeal recess that had obstructed the opening of the eustachian tube (figure 1).
On the relation of the chorda dorsalis to the anlage of the pharyngeal bursa or the median pharyngeal recess.