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  • Pharynx
  • Treatment options for the advanced stage have been very limited for patients with tumors of the head and neck, i.e. in the mouth, the pharynx or the larynx: If recurrences or metastases occur during or after platinum-based chemotherapy, the disease is generally considered incurable. (news-medical.net)
  • It connects to the larynx on its tapered inferior end and, except for a brief moment while swallowing, extends its wider superior end slightly into the pharynx just posterior to the tongue. (innerbody.com)
  • 8. The larynx mask of claim 1 wherein escape points are formed at a transition of the cuff to the cover plate at a proximal end of the channel widening, wherein the escape points are configured such that stomach contents are able to escape into the pharynx. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Superior aperture of larynx, exposed by laying open the pharynx from behind. (usf.edu)
  • tongue
  • The larynx controls pitch and volume of vocal utterances-it produces initial sounds, while the articulation of these sounds results from the manipulation of teeth, tongue, palate, and lips. (factmonster.com)
  • Or a life-threatening variant with severe swelling of the face, lips, tongue and larynx, bringing the risk of obstructed airways and death by suffocation. (news-medical.net)
  • lungs
  • If the larynx is irritated by something that is swallowed, a strong cough reflex is used to protect the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • movable
  • Sounds are produced in the larynx by the movement of air through the larynx and by the vocal folds, a pair of movable folds in the mucous membrane. (innerbody.com)
  • Accurately detailed larynx model has a movable mechanism to demonstrate the opening and closing of the glottis, variation of tension of the vocal fold, and the passage of air. (carolina.com)
  • walls
  • 5. The larynx mask of claim 1 wherein the reinforcing walls are thicker than areas of the cuff that adjoin the reinforcing walls. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 9. The larynx mask of claim 1 wherein the reinforcing walls are continued along a dorsal inner side of the cuff on both sides of a distal tip of the cuff. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • passage
  • Said design of the lead-through of the esophageal passage results in a considerable reinforcement of the proximal tip of the larynx mask and therefore counteracts possible kinking of the tip ( 4 ). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 3. The larynx mask of claim 2 wherein a base of the open channel is formed by a ventral area of the oesophageal passage. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 7. The larynx mask of claim 1 wherein the depth of the open channel is at least one to two thirds of a diameter of the oesophageal passage. (freepatentsonline.com)