Origin: Cartilage of the Eustachian tube
Insertion: Posterior fasciculus of thepharyngopalatinus muscle
Nerve: Vagus nerve and cranial accessory nerve
Action: Raise the nasopharynx
The Salpingopharyngeus arises from the inferior part of the auditory tube near its orifice; it passes downward and blends with the posterior fasciculus of the Pharyngopalatinus.