tonsillar crypt


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ton·sil·lar crypt

[TA]
one of a variable number of deep recesses that extend into the lingual, palatine, pharyngeal, and tubal tonsils from the free surface where they open at the tonsillar fossa.
Synonym(s): crypta tonsillaris [TA]

ton·sil·lar crypt

(ton'si-lăr kript) [TA]
One of the variable number of deep recesses that extend into the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils from the free surface where they open at the tonsillar fossa.

ton·sil·lar crypt

(ton'si-lăr kript) [TA]
One of a variable number of deep recesses that extend into lingual, palatine, pharyngeal, and tubal tonsils from the free surface.
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Scanning electron microscopic characteristics of human tonsillar crypt epithelium.
(1, 2) It is usually found in tonsillar crypts, gingival cervices, carious lesions, and non-vital dental root canals.
Lots of people get tiny pouches in their tonsils called tonsillar crypts. Bacteria, mucus and skin cells can get into the pouches and form small, white lumps.
Small tonsilloliths within tonsillar crypts may require nothing more than patient reassurance and may be manually expressed from the tonsil crypt.
A IT is common to get a build up of a plaque-like substance in the tonsillar crypts. These usually cause no problems, but can be made worse by smoking.