faucial


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fau·ces

 (fô′sēz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The passage from the back of the mouth to the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches.

[Middle English, from Latin faucēs.]

fau′cal (-kəl), fau′cial (-shəl) adj.
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Physical examination revealed good oral hygiene, a pedunculated left-sided soft palatal mass ~4 x 5 cm ulcerated on the medial surface, touching the tongue base and faucial pillars on the ipsilateral side but not attached to them.
Areas of fibrosis were scored 2 for each area--soft palate including uvula, right or left anterior faucial pillar including tonsil, right or left buccal mucosa including gingivobuccal sulcus, right or left retromolar trigone, tongue or floor of mouth.
study had received preoperative chemotherapy; resection of much of the BOT, the right faucial pillar, and portions of the right mandible; and postoperative radiation therapy [15].
Removal of the faucial tonsils: Some observations and a new method of operation.