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Throat anatomy

Throat anatomy

Overview

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

Review Date 4/17/2018

Updated by: Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.