tonsillar area

tonsillar area

An area composed of the palatine arch, tonsillar fossa, glossopalatine sulcus, and posterior faucial pillar.
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A well defined lobular swelling was also noticed on the tonsillar area.
Lymph from the tonsillar area drains primarily to the jugulodigastric nodes.
In the broadest terms, HPV-related lesions appear on the tonsillar area, the base of the tongue and the oropharynx, while the non-HPV-positive tumors tend to involve the anterior tongue, the floor of the mouth, the mucosa that covers the inside of the cheeks and the alveolar ridges.
Nine patients had a primary tumor at the base of the tongue, five had a primary tumor in the tonsillar area, and three had a tumor that affected both sites.
4) The diagnosis of Eagle's syndrome is made by radiographic imaging and by physical examination when an elongated and calcified stylohyoid ligament can be palpated in the tonsillar area.
Physical examination revealed that the patient had a noncrepitant, nonfluctuant, erythematous submandibular and facial edema, along with a spontaneous fistula through the upper pole of the tonsillar area on the right.
In rare cases, they affect the oral cavity, [5] tonsillar area, [6] parotid area, [7] hypopharynx, [8] larynx, [9-11] and nasopharynx.
Pharyngeal cultures for GABHS were performed by swabbing the tonsillar areas and posterior pharynx with a polyester fiber swab, which was then placed in transport medial or plated directly onto trypticase soy sheep blood agar (TSA-SBA, BBL Microbiology Systems, Cockeysville, Md).