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Large tonsillolith mimicking peritonsillar abscess: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8323493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of large tonsillolith is described. A 26-year-old male presented with a history of recurrent throat infections. A diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess was made. A tonsillolith was spontaneously expelled on admission. A tonsillectomy was subsequently performed. The tonsillolith was yellowish-gray, measured 30 x 26 x 16 mm, and weighed 8.5 g, which was the largest reported case in Japan. Chemical analysis revealed the stone to consist of calcium phosphate.
H Kimura; N Ohashi; H Nakagawa; M Asai; F Koizumi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0385-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-30     Completed Date:  1993-07-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Tonami General Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium Phosphates*
Diagnosis, Differential
Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Larynx / physiopathology,  surgery
Palatine Tonsil / physiopathology*,  surgery
Peritonsillar Abscess / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Phosphates

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