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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Fauces > Tonsillar sinus; Tonsillar fossa; Tonsillar bed

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The tonsillar fossa (Tonsillar sinus; ; Tonsillar bed) is the depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches (as well as the triangular and semilunar folds) occupied by the palatine tonsil. 


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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