tonsillar crypt

tonsillar crypt n any of the deep invaginations occurring on the surface of the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils

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  • Crypt — In anatomy, a crypt is variously a blind alley, a tube with no exit, a depression, or a pit in an otherwise fairly flat surface. Cryptic in the case of the tonsils refer to the tonsillar crypts which are little pitlike depressions in the tonsils …   Medical dictionary

  • Tonsillolith — A tonsillolith lodged in the tonsillar crypt ICD 10 J35.8 Tonsilloliths, also known as a tonsil stones, are clus …   Wikipedia

  • Tonsillolith — A tiny stone (calculus) in the tonsils. Also referred to as a tonsillith. These stones, called tonsilloliths, are found within little pockets (crypts) in the tonsils that typically form in chronic recurrent tonsillitis and harbor bacteria. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • crypta — SYN: crypt. [L. fr. G. kryptos, hidden] c. tonsillaris, pl.cryptae tonsillares [TA] SYN: tonsillar crypt. * * * cryp·ta (kripґtə) gen. and pl. crypґtae [L.] crypt: a blind pit or tube opening on a free surface …   Medical dictionary

  • Lingual tonsils — Infobox Anatomy Name = Lingual tonsils Latin = tonsilla lingualis GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1138 Caption = Tongue Caption2 = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = t 13 DorlandsSuf = 12812439 The lingual …   Wikipedia

  • Лимфатическая система — является частью сердечно сосудистой системы и дополняет венозную, принимает участие в обмене веществ, очищает клетки и ткани. Она состоит из лимфоносных путей, выполняющих транспортные функции, и органов иммунной системы, выполняющих функции… …   Атлас анатомии человека

  • Palatine tonsil — Infobox Anatomy Name = Palatine tonsil Latin = tonsilla palatina GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1138 Caption = Mouth (oral cavity). Caption2 = The Palatine tonsils with the soft palate, uvula, and tongue visible. System = Precursor = pharyngeal… …   Wikipedia

  • Abscess — A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body. The following are some examples of abscesses: {{}}A skin abscess is better known as a common boil; A peritonsillar abscess is a persistent collection of pus behind the tonsils; and A perianal… …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptectomy — Excision of a tonsillar or other crypt. [crypt + G. ektome, excision] * * * crypt·ec·to·my krip tek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal or destruction of a crypt * * * cryp·tec·to·my (krip tekґtə me) [crypt + ectomy] excision or …   Medical dictionary

  • Disease — Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the… …   Medical dictionary

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