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Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Nasal obstruction. ??sinusitis. Incidental finding on CT scan of paranasal sinuses.

Patient Data

Age: 30-year-old
Gender: Male

Clusters of calcifications within the tonsils.

Partial opacification of the left ethmoid air cells.

Deviation of the nasal septum to the left side.

Hypertrophy of the right middle and inferior nasal turbinates.

Case Discussion

Tonsilloliths, also known as tonsil stones or tonsils calculi, are clusters of calcifications that form into tonsillar crypts within the tonsils or around them. Although they are an uncommon benign finding, they may be symptomatic (pain, halithosis, etc.).

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Case information

rID: 33861
Published: 27th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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