Peritonsillar space

Last revised by Francis Deng on 8 Apr 2020

The peritonsillar space is a potential space surrounding the palatine tonsils within the pharyngeal mucosal space, a deep compartment of the head and neck.

Gross anatomy

Boundaries and/or relations

The peritonsillar space is located peripheral to the fibrous capsule of the palatine tonsil with the following boundaries 1-3:

Related pathology

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