supratonsillar

su·pra·ton·sil·lar

(sū'pră-ton'si-lăr),
Above the tonsil; denoting a recess above and slightly back of the tonsil.

supratonsillar

(soo″pră-tŏn′sĭ-lăr) [″ + tonsilla, almond]
Located above the tonsil.
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Relocation pharyngoplasty is a modified UPPP technique that includes tonsillectomy, removal of supratonsillar mucosa and adipose tissue, suturing of the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle to the anterior tonsil pillar, and suturing of the posterior pillar to the anterior pillar.
Extension of an acute tonsillitis or an infection of Weber's salivary glands in the supratonsillar fossa was discussed to be the associated pathomechanisms of PTA which is characterized by an accumulation of pus between the fibrous capsule of the palatine tonsil and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle [5, 6].
Others advocate that PTA formation may be a consequence of abscess in Weber's glands (salivary glands) located in the supratonsillar space [2].
The trace of this sinus is present in tonsil as supratonsillar cleft.
It can be located laterally, deep to, or between the internal and external carotid arteries before they terminate in the supratonsillar fossa.