Tonsilloliths

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang

Presentation

Patient complained of a feeling of foreign body in the midline just below the level of the thyroid for 10 days. Patient suspected that he had a fishbone stuck in his throat.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

tonsilloliths

Case Discussion

Tonsilloliths are also called tonsil stones. They can cause foul smelling odor and a foreign body sensation. They are collections of calcification and debris that get stuck in the crevices of the tonsils.

I had no idea what this was until I asked Dr. Google on call. Thank you Dr. Google.

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Case information

rID: 13928
Case created: 31st May 2011
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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