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monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

largest carnivore of Madagascar

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5 The classic styloid process syndrome is due to formation of fibrous tissue in tonsillar fossa following tonsillectomy leading to compression of cranial nerve endings in the tonsillar bed and produces symptoms like sensation of foreign body in throat , pain on deglutition, and pain on turning head sideways.
As the pain did not coincide with the clinical symptoms of tonsillitis, palpation of the upper part of both the tonsillar fossa were performed using gloved fingers.
34) Eleven percent of oral SCC lesions are located in the oropharynx region, including the base of the tongue and the tonsillar fossa, the area affected in this patient.
4) With contrast fistulography, the tract of the fistula up to the internal opening at the tonsillar fossa can be traced.
Keywords: Bipolar diathermy, Cold steel dissection tonsillectomy, Healing of tonsillar fossa, Secondary hemorrhage.
The mass was compressing the left tonsillar fossa and the base of the tongue.
The classic type can develop after tonsillectomy, when scar tissue under the tonsillar fossa compresses and stretches cranial nerves V, VII, IX and X and presents with symptoms such as foreign body sensation, pain being referred to the ear and dysphagia.
9 grade I tonsils are in the tonsillar fossa, barely seen behind the anterior pillars; grade II tonsils are visible behind the anterior pillars; grade III tonsils extend three-quarters of the way to the midline; and grade IV tonsils, also known as 'kissing' tonsils, completely obstruct the airway.
The technique uses bipolar radiofrequency energy applied to a conductive solution, which creates a cool plasma field that virtually dissolves tonsil tissue and cleanly dissects the tonsil from the tonsillar fossa.
We compared the duration of surgery, the amount of intraoperative blood loss, the number of sutures required, the status of tonsillar fossa wound healing at 7 and 14 days postoperatively, the amount of postoperative pain, and postoperative complications.
11) If styloid process is felt in tonsillar fossa, it is indicative of elongation of process as normal length processes are not felt in this fossa.
The pain is actually centred in the tonsillar fossa that refer to the ipsilateral ear and get exacerbated by swallowing yawning and chewing.
Patients were prerandomized into those receiving tonsillar fossa injections before or after the tonsillectomy.
The most common localisation for an occult primary H and N malignancy is tonsillar fossa.