Gustavus Ludwig. See: Tornwaldt.


(Thornwaldt), Gustavus Ludwig, German physician, 1843-1910.
Tornwaldt abscess - chronic infection of the pharyngeal bursa.
Tornwaldt cyst - a cystic notochordal remnant found inconstantly in the posterior wall of the nasopharynx at the lower end of the pharyngeal tonsil. Synonym(s): pharyngeal bursa
Tornwaldt disease - inflammation or obstruction of the pharyngeal bursa or an adenoid cleft with the formation of a cyst containing pus.
Tornwaldt syndrome - nasopharyngeal discharge, occipital headache, and stiffness of posterior cervical muscles, with halitosis due to chronic infection of the pharyngeal bursa.
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Thornwaldt cysts represent benign congenital lesions that arise in the midline of the nasopharynx, seen in approximately 0.
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) represent 70% of all congenital neck masses and are the most common congenital cervical abnormality after Thornwaldt cysts.
The differential diagnosis of a nasopharyngeal cyst, clinically and by imaging, should include Thornwaldt cyst, abscess, sphenoid sinus mucocele, choanal polyp, encephalocele, and benign mixed tumor.
The differential diagnosis of choanal polyp includes hypertrophied adenoid, angiofibroma, Thornwaldt cyst, pituitary tumor, lymphoma, and carcinoma.
2) It has been spelled Thornwaldt in some publications, (3-6) but Tornwaldt is correct.