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Synonymous Terms for Head & Neck Sites

  • Adenoid = Pharyngeal tonsil
  • Alveolar sulcus = Labial sulcus = Sulcus (upper and lower) = Vestibule of mouth
  • Alveolus = Gum = Alveolar mucosa = Gingiva
  • Anterior border of tongue = Tip of tongue
  • Anterior 2/3 of tongue = Mobile tongue = Tongue
  • Anterior wall of nasopharynx = Nasopharyngeal surface of soft palate
  • Base of tongue = Root of tongue
  • Cricoid = Postcricoid region = Cricopharynx
  • Cricopharynx = Cricoid = Postcricoid region
  • Esophagus (upper third = proximal)
  • External lip = Vermillion surface = Lip
  • False cord = Vestibular fold
  • Faucial tonsil = Palatine tonsil = Tonsil, NOS
  • Gingiva = Alveolus = Gum = Alveolar mucosa
  • Gum = Gingiva = Alveolus = Alveolar mucosa
  • Hypopharynx, NOS = Laryngopharynx, NOS
  • Labial sulcus = Vestibule of mouth = Sulcus (upper and lower) = Alveolar sulcus
  • Laryngopharynx, NOS = Hypopharynx, NOS
  • Lip = Vermillion surface = External lip
  • Mobile tongue = Tongue = Anterior 2/3 of tongue
  • Nasopharyngeal surface of soft palate = Anterior wall of nasopharynx
  • Palatine tonsil = Faucial tonsil = Tonsil, NOS
  • Palatoglossal arch = Tonsillar pillar
  • Pharyngeal tonsil = Adenoid
  • Pharyngoesophageal junction = Postcricoid area
  • Postcricoid area = Pharyngoesophageal junction
  • Root of tongue = Base of tongue
  • Submandibular gland = Submaxillary gland
  • Submaxillary gland = Submandibular gland
  • Sulcus (upper and lower) = Labial sulcus = Alveolar sulcus = Vestibule of mouth
  • Tip of tongue = Anterior border of tongue
  • Tongue = Mobile tongue = Anterior 2/3 of tongue
  • Tonsil, NOS = Palatine tonsil = Faucial tonsil
  • Tonsillar pillar = Palatoglossal arch
  • True cord = Vocal cord = Vocal fold
  • Vermillion surface = Lip = External lip
  • Vestibular fold = False cord
  • Vestibule of mouth = Sulcus (upper and lower) = Labial sulcus = Alveolar sulcus
  • Vocal fold = True cord = Vocal cord
  • Vocal cord = True cord = Vocal fold