tonsillolith

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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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