Tornwaldt cyst

Torn·waldt cyst

(torn'vahlt),
inflammation or obstruction of the pharyngeal bursa with the formation of a cyst containing pus.
Synonym(s): Tornwaldt disease
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Torn·waldt cyst

(tōrn'vahlt sist)
An inconstant midline cleft or bursa in the posterior wall of the pharynx, lined with mucous membrane; a remnant of the embryonic communication between the anterior notochord and the pharynx.
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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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Torn·waldt cyst

(tōrn'vahlt sist)
Inflammation or obstruction of pharyngeal bursa with the formation of a lesion containing pus.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012