Organ: Throat


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Throat: The cavity at the back of the oral region
Introduction: The throat is properly called the "pharynx". The throat is used for breathing by the respiratory system, to ingest food for the digestive system, and to emit sounds from the voice box.
Condition count: 44 ; see list below.
Organ subtypes: trachea (5), esophagus (16), tonsils (7), larynx (8), nasopharynx (0), oropharynx (0), laryngopharynx (0), epiglottis (2)
Organ types: Neck (43), Respiratory system (99)
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Throat' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

A

  • Achalasia ... esophagus

    B

  • Barrett's esophagus ... esophagus

    C

  • Candidiasis ... esophagus
  • Chronic tonsilitis ... tonsils, throat
  • Common cold ... throat
  • Croup ... larynx

    D

  • Diphtheria ... tonsils, larynx

    E

  • Epiglotitis ... throat, epiglotis
  • Epiglottis diseases ... epiglottis
  • Esophageal atresia ... esophagus
  • Esophageal diverticulum ... esophagus
  • Esophageal stricture ... esophagus
  • Esophageal varices ... esophagus
  • Esophagitis ... esophagus
  • Esophagus Cancer ... throat, esophagus
  • Esophagus diseases ... esophagus

    G

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... throat, esophagus, trachea
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... esophagus

    H

  • Heartburn ... throat, esophagus
  • Hoarseness ... larynx

    L

  • Laryngitis ... larynx
  • Larynx Cancer ... larynx
  • Larynx conditions ... larynx, throat

    M

  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome ... esophagus

    O

  • Obstructive sleep apnea ... throat
  • Oral thrush ... throat

    P

  • Peptic Ulcer ... esophagus
  • Pharyngitis ... larynx, tonsils, throat
  • Pharynx cancer ... pharynx
  • Postnasal drip ... throat

    R

  • Reflux ... esophagus
  • Relapsing Polychondritis ... trachea
  • Respiratory conditions ... throat
  • Respiratory diphtheria ... tonsils, larynx

    S

  • Smoking ... throat
  • Stenosis ... trachea
  • Strep throat ... throat
  • Stridor ... throat

    T

  • Tonsil cancer ... tonsils, throat
  • Tonsil disorders ... tonsils
  • Tonsilitis ... tonsils, throat
  • Tracheitis ... trachea

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... trachea
  • Whooping Cough ... throat

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