Tonsilloliths

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang

Presentation

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 years
Gender: Male

Tonsilloliths on the left. 

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.

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Case information

rID: 13928
Published: 31st May 2011
Last edited: 1st May 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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