Nasopharynx

Nasopharynx (nasopharynx) is the first section of the pharynx. It is a hollow cylindrical shape. As part of the respiratory tract is lined by respiratory epithelium nasopharynx. The property is close to lymphoid tissue known as adenoids.

Middle ear Eustachian tube connects the pharynx (auditory tube). Its function in the human body is a pressure equalization in the middle ear. Connection with the cavity of the nasal cavity of the ear works, unfortunately, as a way to transmit infection. Attack pneumococcus can cause inflammation of the middle ear.

Diseases of the nasopharynx

As a result of swollen adenoids occurs adenoids. A common viral disease is pharyngitis, manifested mainly sore throat and runny nose later.