The Lingual nerve

Which of the following structures is found in the lateral wall of the tonsillar fossa?

1.Facial nerve
2.Glossopharyngeal nerve
3.Hypoglossal nerve
4.Lingual nerve
5.Vagus nerve

The location of the glossopharyngeal nerve in the tonsillar bed places it in jeopardy during tonsillectomy. The facial nerve lies superficial on the face, whereas the hypoglossal and lingual nerves pass well inferior to the tonsillar bed.