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The adenoidectomy was uneventful, but during the tonsillectomy, the patient's right superior constrictor muscle dehisced near the center of the tonsillar fossa, resulting in fat herniation.
Ideally, the superior constrictor muscle and the veins of the tonsillar plexus remain covered.
In its cervical portion, the nerve runs cranially behind the left lobe of the thyroid gland, under the inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle, and penetrates into the larynx behind the cricothyroid joint between the thyroid ala and the cricoid lamina.
A ZD is a herniation of the pharyngeal mucosa through an area of natural weakness between the fibers of the inferior constrictor muscles.