Pocket Atlas of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses :: THE NASOPHARYNX :: 82_G
 THE NASOPHARYNX  
NASOPHARYNGEAL SYNECHIA (LEFT)

NASOPHARYNGEAL SYNECHIA (LEFT)

Description : The fibrous tissue scars criss-crossing the posterior wall of the nasopharynx in this patient are the result of a previous adenoidectomy. Note the synechia which tethers the medial lip of the Eustachian tube orifice and prevents it from closing. This patient presented with autophonia in the left ear of many years duration which disappeared following endoscopic resection of the synechia.

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