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Tonsillar fossa

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Tonsillar fossa

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


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

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