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

Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, I, G, Medical College, Shimla, HP, 171001, India. .
Cases Journal 07/2008; 1(1):50. DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-50
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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.

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