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a calculus in a tonsil.
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A calcareous concretion in a distended tonsillar crypt.
[tonsillo- + G. lithos, stone]
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A calcareous concretion in a distended tonsillar crypt.
Synonym(s): tonsilolith.
[tonsillo- + G. lithos, stone]
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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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In her physical examination no symptom was found except cryptic tonsillitis. She did not have a known systemic disease nor she did regularly use a medication.
The patient was diagnosed as cryptic tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess and was hospitalized.