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tonsillolith

 [ton-sil´o-lith]
a calculus in a tonsil.

ton·sil·lo·lith

(ton-sil'ō-lith),
A calcareous concretion in a distended tonsillar crypt.
[tonsillo- + G. lithos, stone]

tonsillolith

/ton·sil·lo·lith/ (ton-sil´o-lith) a calculus in a tonsil.

ton·sil·lo·lith

(ton-sil'ō-lith)
A calcareous concretion in a distended tonsillar crypt.
Synonym(s): tonsilolith.
[tonsillo- + G. lithos, stone]

tonsillolith

a calculus in a tonsil.

Patient discussion about tonsillolith

Q. how do i cure tonsil stones (tonsiloth)?

A. There are very little literature about this subject, but I heard about treatment in which the crypts (deep and narrow grooves on the tongue in which the stones form) are burned with laser.

As far as I know these stones don't cause damage by themselves so it's not such a common treatment.

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Relative indications for surgery include recurrent episodes of tonsillitis requiring hospitalisation, peritonsillar abscess, febrile seizures, orthodontic concerns or malocclusion, tonsilliths, halitosis, family history of rheumatic heart disease or glomerulonephritis, and tonsillar asymmetry (to exclude malignancy on histological specimen).