A temporary depression caudal to the second pharyngeal arch, containing the succeeding pharyngeal arches; it is overgrown by the second pharyngeal arch and closes off as the cervical vesicle. This sinus is bounded in front by the hyoid arch, and behind by the thoracic wall. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_sinus http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/cervical+sinus ]

Synonyms: cervical sinus sinus cervicalis

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pheno_slim, emapa_ehdaa2

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it is ultimately obliterated by the fusion of its walls.

has related synonym

retro-hyoid depression

sinus cervicalis



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