lingual tonsil


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lin·gual ton·sil

[TA]
a collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis [TA]

lingual tonsil

a mass of lymphoid follicles near the root of the tongue. Each follicle forms a rounded eminence containing a small opening leading into a funnel-shaped cavity surrounded by lymphoid tissue.

lin·gual ton·sil

(ling'gwăl ton'sil) [TA]
A collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis [TA] .

lin·gual ton·sil

(ling'gwăl ton'sil) [TA]
Collection of lymphoid follicles on posterior or pharyngeal portion of dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis.

tonsil

1. a small mass of lymphoid tissue, especially that found in close association with the mucous membrane of the throat; generally used alone to designate the palatine tonsil. Other structures referred to as tonsils are the cecal, lingual, esophageal, paraepiglottic, pharyngeal and tubal lymphoid aggregations.
2. a small mass of tissue.

cecal tonsil
the accumulated mass of lymphoid tissue in the wall of cecum especially the proximal segment of the avian cecum.
cerebellar tonsil
a rounded mass forming part of the cerebellum on its inferior surface.
esophageal tonsil
large volume of lymphoid tissue in the caudal segment of the duck's esophagus.
follicular tonsil
a tonsil bearing numerous invaginations of its surface epithelium (fossulae) each surrounded by lymphoid tissue to form a follicle, as in the palatine tonsils of cattle or the lingual tonsils of the horse.
lingual tonsil
diffuse collection of lymphoid tissue near the tongue root of most mammals.
palatine tonsil
see palatine tonsil.
paraepiglottic tonsil
a collection of lymphoid tissue craniolateral to the epiglottic base.
pharyngeal tonsil
a collection of lymphoid tissue in the roof of the nasopharynx in pigs.
soft palate tonsil
lymphoid tissue within the soft palate; principal tonsils in pigs in which it forms twin smooth patches of mucosa.
tubal tonsil
the lymphoid tissue clustered close to the pharyngeal orifice of the auditory tube.
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Several manoeuvres have been attempted to manage the difficult airway due to lingual tonsil hypertrophy, with varying degrees of success.
If direct laryngoscopy had failed, our next step was an awake fibreoptic intubation, which may have been difficult if bleeding from the lingual tonsil had occurred.
or McGrath laryngoscope (Eurosurgical Ltd, Dublin, Ireland) being used for managing endotracheal intubation in patients with lingual tonsil hypertrophy.
Based on the findings of this extensive workup, the only explanation for the patient's dysphagia was lingual tonsil hypertrophy.
Flexible transnasal laryngoscopy showed that his vallecula and tongue base were still clear of obstructing lingual tonsil tissue, and his epiglottis had resumed its natural upright position.
Lingual tonsil hypertrophy as a cause of dysphagia is unusual.