The tonsillar fossa (or tonsillar sinus) is a space delineated by the triangular fold (plica triangularis) of the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches within the lateral wall of the oral cavity. .
In many cases, however, this sinus is obliterated by its walls becoming adherent to the palatine tonsils.
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