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Anatomy of the nose and pharynx

      Abstract

      Successful airway management requires an understanding of the upper and lower airway structures and functions. The nose and pharynx are important structures in the upper airway, providing: air quality control; protection of the lower airway; phonation and safe passage of food.

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      Further reading

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        • Pearce R.
        Core topics in airway management.
        2nd edn. 978 0511079566 Cambridge University Press, 2010
        • Ellis H.
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