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Waldeyer ring

Waldeyer ring is a ring of lymphoid tissue located in the nasopharynx and oropharynx at the entrance to the aerodigestive tract.

Gross anatomy

The structures composing this ring are:

History and etymology

Named after Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz, nineteenth century German anatomist


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