Palatine tonsils are a specialized collection of lymphoid tissue and the largest component of Waldeyer ring
which is a ring of lymphoid tissue located in the pharynx1.
We established the correct diagnosis of Waldeyer ring
lymphoma by histology.
The bulk of the disease develops in the Waldeyer ring
(palatine tonsils, nasopharyngeal adenoids, base of the tongue, and lingual tonsils).
6) The most common site of lymphoma in the head and neck region is the Waldeyer ring
1) Most head and neck extranodal lymphomas occur in the Waldeyer ring
, nasopharynx, and tongue base.
The lingual tonsils, located at the base of the tongue, are part of the Waldeyer ring
, which is made up of lymphoid tissue that surrounds the oropharyngeal inlet and includes the palatine tonsils and the adenoid pad.