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

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.

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.

Torn·waldt cyst

(tōrn'vahlt sist)
Inflammation or obstruction of pharyngeal bursa with the formation of a lesion containing pus.