Waldeyer's ring

Waldeyer's 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

It is named after Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz, nineteenth century German anatomist.


Head and neck anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 7120
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Waldeyer's ring

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