Fordyce's spots represent ectopic sebaceous glands in the oral cavity and are commonly found in the buccal mucosa, upper lip, retromolar trigone, anterior tonsillar pillar
, soft palate, and gingiva .
An incision was performed on superior pole of anterior tonsillar pillar
bilaterally with drainage of purulent material.
[sup] It usually involves the soft palate and the anterior tonsillar pillar
with contralateral deviation of the uvula.
The anterior tonsillar pillar
is the mucosa-covered palatoglossus muscle, and the posterior tonsillar pillar is the mucosa-covered palatopharyngeus muscle.
Anterior tonsillar pillar
perforation during glidescope intubation.
Oral SCCa tends to develop in 3 main areas: the floor of the mouth, the ventrolateral tongue, and the soft palate complex that includes the soft palate proper, retromolar trigone, and anterior tonsillar pillar
. In any of these areas or in any of the structures around the buccal space, SCCa may invade directly.
3) An ENT exam should reveal thick mucus in the nose and a particular red blush of the anterior tonsillar pillar
. This is a good way to follow a patient's progress.
Examination revealed the presence of a left peritonsillar bulge with purple discoloration of the anterior tonsillar pillar
and asymmetric uvular elevation.
The examination of oral cavity showed irregular 1-2 cm wound in right anterior tonsillar pillar
. The neck showed bony hard mass deep to upper third of sternocleidomastoid muscle (picture 1).
In response to anterior tonsillar pillar
perforation during Glidescope video laryngoscopy.
On examination, a blackish, ulcerated growth was noted to involve the hard palate, soft palate, right anterior tonsillar pillar
, and right upper alveolus (figure 3).