[The vallecula: an anatomic reality?].

Abstract

The vallecula epiglottica is a borderline area between the pharynx and the larynx, though covered by the epiglottis, and a functionally strategic site and breeding ground for epidermoid carcinoma, but it has remained unappreciated by anatomists. The borders of the vallecula within the oropharynx are represented by the anchoring systems of the epiglottic… (More)

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