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Throat anatomy

Throat anatomy

Overview

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

Review Date 7/2/2017

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services / Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.