A musculomembranous tubeA musculomembranous tube
1212± ±14 cm long14 cm long
Cranial base to the
Cranial base to thelevel of the C6 vertebra i.e.level of the C6 vertebra i.e.lower border of the cricoidlower border of the cricoidcartilage where it is continuoucartilage where it is continuouwith the oesophagus.with the oesophagus.
A common passage for bothA common passage for bothfood and air.food and air.
Lined my mucous throughout.Lined my mucous throughout.
Situated posterior to the nasalSituated posterior to the nasaland oral cavities.and oral cavities.