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Lingual tonsillar hypertrophy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16027489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The lingual tonsils, members of Waldeyer's ring, are often overlooked even in a thorough head and neck examination. A 39-year old man with one-year history of globus sensation was admitted to our clinic. In indirect laryngoscopic examination, symmetrical masses of lingual tonsillar tissue were detected, extending posteriorly from base of the tongue that was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. The patient refused surgical intervention. Acute inflammation and hypertrophy of lingual tonsil can cause life-threatening airway obstruction. In order to draw attention to this frequently unrecognized entity, we present a review of the literature and our case.
Fatma Caylakli; Babür Akkuzu; Suat Avci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kulak burun boğaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1300-7475     ISO Abbreviation:  Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-19     Completed Date:  2005-09-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100899230     Medline TA:  Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology Başkent University Adana Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Hypertrophy / complications,  diagnosis,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Palatine Tonsil / pathology*
Tongue Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology

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