anterior tonsillar pillar

anterior tonsillar pillar

A fold of mucous membrane in the palatine arch that corresponds to the underlying glossopalatine muscle.
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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 [7].
An incision was performed on superior pole of anterior tonsillar pillar bilaterally with drainage of purulent material.
[sup][3] 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).
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