Advertisement

Laryngopharynx

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016

The laryngopharynx is where both food and air pass. It can be found between the hyoid bone and the larynx and esophagus, which helps guide food and air where to go. It is a part of the pharynx. A smooth mucous membrane covers the side and back walls. At the back of the larynx, the anterior wall of the laryngopharynx exists.