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fau·cial

(faw'shăl), Do not confuse this word with facial or fascial.
Relating to the fauces.
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fau·cial

(faw'shăl)
Relating to the fauces.
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fauces

(fo'sez) [L.]
The constricted opening leading from the oral cavity to the oropharynx. It is bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches. The anterior pillars of the fauces are known as the glossopalatine arch, and the posterior pillars as the pharyngopalatine arch.
See: fossafaucial (-shal), adjective
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Though nasolabial flap can cover a large area up to anterior faucial pillars, adaptation of this flap to this area is difficult and in the experience of many surgeons, the posterior teeth ([1.sup.st] and [2.sup.nd] molars) were sacrificed to facilitate its suturing in posterior most aspect.
The primary tumor is usually identified in the base of the tongue, in the lingual tonsil, or in the faucial tonsil region.
On referral to dental department, mouth opening was seen normal [Figure 3b], with blanched buccal mucosa and mild erythema on hard palate and faucial pillars [Figure 3c].
Anatomical characteristics of palatoglossus and the anterior faucial pillar.
(6) Coincidental tuberculosis of the faucial tonsils of suckling infants has been suggested as one of the common routes of spread of breast tuberculosis from the suckling infant to the nipple and in turn to the lactating breast via lactiferous ducts.
The 5-year-old boy exhibited blood-tinged sputum immediately after tonsillectomy; he subsequently developed diffuse and intensive bilateral bleeding that required surgical treatment 2 days later (his faucial pillars were sutured together).
In advanced OSMF, oral mucosa becomes blanched and slightly opaque and white fibrous bands appear involving the buccal mucosa, lips, soft palate, faucial pillars and tongue.
An estimated 4,300 cases of postoperative hemorrhage following tonsillectomy occur in the United States each year.[1] The reported incidence of postadenotonsillectomy hemorrhage that requires surgical control ranges between 5 and 20%.[2-4] The scope of this notable morbidity has remained largely uninfluenced by and independent of modern surgical techniques and medication.[5] Comparisons of various surgical techniques--including bipolar and monopolar dissection,[6-9] laser tonsillectomy,[10] and obliteration of the tonsillar fossa by suturing the faucial pillars[11]--have shown that these procedures produce different degrees of intraoperative blood loss and postoperative pain, but they have not demonstrated any significant differences in postoperative hemorrhage rates.