Giant tonsillolith causing odynophagia in a child: a rare case report

Article (PDF Available)inCases Journal 1(1):50 · July 2008with87 Reads
DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-50 · Source: PubMed
Giant tonsillolith is a rare clinical entity. Commonly, it occurs between 20-77 years of age. We had a twelve years old female patient, who had odynophagia due to a giant tonsillolith. The stone was removed and tonsillectomy was performed. We reviewed the literature on this rare clinical entity and found that this is the fourth case of giant tonsillolith in a child and largest ever tonsillolith to be reported in English literature.


    • "imágenes, se solicitó Tomografía Computarizada. Los autores concluyen que los tonsilolitos pueden mostrar imágenes en las radiografías panorámicas similares a alteraciones intra-óseas y que el diagnóstico es relativamente fácil cuando se realiza una tomografía computarizada. Aunque la mayoría de los casos reportados se refieren a pacientes adultos. Thakur et al. (2008) reportaron el caso de una niña con dolor leve a moderado y no irradiado durante la deglución con un año de evolución. No se observaron otros síntomas asociados y al examen clínico se observó mayor tamaño de las tonsilas y grandes áreas blanco tiza en la tonsila izquierda. Mediante Tomografía Computarizada, se detectó una gran área radio"
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    • "Tonsilloliths frequently consist of carbonates and phosphates of calcium and magnesium [1]. The exact pathogenesis is not known, but is believed to be associated with chronic or recurrent oral infections [3,4]. Fibrosis near the openings of the tonsillar crypts due to repeated inflammation may result in accumulation of bacterial and epithelial debris and formation of retention cysts which can subsequently calcify [2]. "
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