The valleculae are depressions in the oropharynx located anterior to the epiglottis and posterior to the base of tongue.


Vallecula is Latin for "small valley", a combination of valles (valley) and cula (diminutive suffix).

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rID: 66440
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Valleculae
  • Epiglottic vallecula

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