Tonsillar fossa

Tonsillar fossa

Tonsillar fossa
The mouth cavity. (Tonsillar fossa, which is a part of the mesopharynx, visible but not labeled.)
Details
Latin fossa tonsillaris
Dorlands
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Anatomical terminology

Between the plica triangularis and the surface of the palatine tonsils is a space known as the tonsillar fossa (or tonsillar sinus); in many cases, however, this sinus is obliterated by its walls becoming adherent.

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

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