tonsillar fossa


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ton·sil·lar fos·sa

[TA]
the depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

tonsillar fossa

ton·sil·lar fos·sa

(ton'si-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
The depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

ton·sil·lar fos·sa

(ton'si-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
Depression between palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by palatine tonsil.
Synonym(s): amygdaloid fossa, tonsillar sinus.

tonsillar

pertaining to or emanating from tonsil (1).

tonsillar fossa
the recess that houses a tonsil such as that which partly conceals the palatine tonsils of the dog.
tonsillar inflammation
tonsillar sinus
the single opening of a compound follicle of a tonsil, as occurs in the palatine tonsil of cattle.
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The tonsillar cyst was dissected from the superior pole of the tonsillar fossa inferiorly between the tonsillar pillars andunderthe tonsillar tissue to the base of the fossa (figure 2).
The mass was removed without difficulty via electrocautery, and no evidence of an associated sinus tract was found after careful probing of the underlying pharyngeal wall, tonsillar fossa, and pyriform sinuses.
Second arch anomalies have been shown to account for as many as 95% of all BAs (1) and occur along a course from the tonsillar fossa internally, to the supraclavicular region of the neck externally.
The sinus often ends close to the middle constrictor muscle; in other cases, the sinus opens into the region of the tonsillar fossa.
The 9-year-old experienced minor unilateral bleeding from the tonsillar fossa on postoperative day 6, and she required only observation.
Computed tomography (CT) of the neck revealed a heterogeneously enhancing mass in the right tonsillar fossa measuring 2 x 3 x 4.
As has been previously reported, minimizing airway leaks from uncuffed endotracheal tubes during tonsillectomies can dramatically reduce the oxygen concentration at the tonsillar fossa and thereby reduce the risk of airway fires associated with electrocautery use.
Control of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage--both arterial and venous--involves evacuation of the clot from the tonsillar fossa, tamponade of the bleeding site, and sometimes cauterization of the bleeding vessel.
Moisten the sponge with oxymetazoline and place it into the tonsillar fossa.