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Anatomy of Pharynx

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Crypta magna is seen in: (AIIMS May 2011)



A Nasopharyngeal tonsil
B Tubal tonsil

C Palatine tonsil
D Lingual tonsil

Ans. C Palatine tonsil Ref. Dhingra 6th/ed p 257

The medial surface of palatine tonsils is covered by non keratinizing stratified squamous epithelium which dips into the substance of tonsil in the form of crypts. One of these crypts is very large and deep and is called crypta magna or intratonsillar deft.

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