Tornwaldt abscess

Torn·waldt ab·scess

chronic infection of the pharyngeal bursa.
See also: Tornwaldt syndrome, Tornwaldt cyst, Tornwaldt disease.
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Torn·waldt ab·scess

(tōrn'vahlt ab'ses)
Chronic suppurative infection in a Tornwaldt cyst; symptoms include purulent nasopharyngeal discharge, halitosis, sore throat, pharyngotympanic tube dysfunction, occipital headache, and cervical myalgia and stiffness.
See also: Tornwaldt syndrome
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(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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