tonsillar fossa


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ton·sil·lar fos·sa

[TA]
the depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

tonsillar fossa

ton·sil·lar fos·sa

(ton'si-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
The depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

ton·sil·lar fos·sa

(ton'si-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
Depression between palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by palatine tonsil.
Synonym(s): amygdaloid fossa, tonsillar sinus.

tonsillar

pertaining to or emanating from tonsil (1).

tonsillar fossa
the recess that houses a tonsil such as that which partly conceals the palatine tonsils of the dog.
tonsillar inflammation
tonsillar sinus
the single opening of a compound follicle of a tonsil, as occurs in the palatine tonsil of cattle.
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14,28) Injection of steroid into the lower tonsillar fossa is advised for patients unfit for surgery.
The operative time, amount of bleeding during the procedure, post operative hemorrhage, healing of tonsillar fossa and amount of pain were recorded on each visit.
Intraoral examination revealed poor oral hygiene with palpation of tender and elongated styloid process in bilateral tonsillar fossa.
Asymmetry is usually apparent rather than real and may be the result of asymmetry of the depth of the tonsillar fossa or of the tonsillar pillars.
Tonsillar fossa wound healing was quantified at 7 and 14 days postoperatively in the ENT Clinic according to the classification system developed by Magdy et al.
Normal length styloid process is not felt in tonsillar fossa but if felt in this fossa it is considered as elongated.
On examination of the oral cavity, a well-defined cystic mass was discovered at the superior aspect of the right tonsillar fossa.
Finally, it opens internally in the tonsillar fossa in case of second pharyngeal pouch, into larynx in case of third pharyngeal pouch, into pyriform fossa in case of fourth pharyngeal pouch.
On the right, the tract surrounding the nylon suture was easily traced through the carotid bifurcation toward the tonsillar fossa.
There was history of pain in throat and difficulty in swallowing from three days prior to presentation in our opd suggestive of acute pharyngitis which was later on confirmed on oropharynx examination which revealed congestion on posterior pharyngeal wall and tonsillar fossa.
These changes increase the risk of creating a small breach, or dehiscence, of the SCoM during tonsillectomy, resulting in fat herniation into the tonsillar fossa.
Tonsillar fossa appeared clear and on nasal endoscopy revealed mucosal bleed on inferior turbinate which was cauterized nasal packing was done, after the procedure child was reversed and extubated.