lingual tonsil


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lin·gual ton·sil

[TA]
a collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis [TA]

lingual tonsil

a mass of lymphoid follicles near the root of the tongue. Each follicle forms a rounded eminence containing a small opening leading into a funnel-shaped cavity surrounded by lymphoid tissue.

lin·gual ton·sil

(ling'gwăl ton'sil) [TA]
A collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior or pharyngeal portion of the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis [TA] .

lin·gual ton·sil

(ling'gwăl ton'sil) [TA]
Collection of lymphoid follicles on posterior or pharyngeal portion of dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): tonsilla lingualis.

tonsil

1. a small mass of lymphoid tissue, especially that found in close association with the mucous membrane of the throat; generally used alone to designate the palatine tonsil. Other structures referred to as tonsils are the cecal, lingual, esophageal, paraepiglottic, pharyngeal and tubal lymphoid aggregations.
2. a small mass of tissue.

cecal tonsil
the accumulated mass of lymphoid tissue in the wall of cecum especially the proximal segment of the avian cecum.
cerebellar tonsil
a rounded mass forming part of the cerebellum on its inferior surface.
esophageal tonsil
large volume of lymphoid tissue in the caudal segment of the duck's esophagus.
follicular tonsil
a tonsil bearing numerous invaginations of its surface epithelium (fossulae) each surrounded by lymphoid tissue to form a follicle, as in the palatine tonsils of cattle or the lingual tonsils of the horse.
lingual tonsil
diffuse collection of lymphoid tissue near the tongue root of most mammals.
palatine tonsil
see palatine tonsil.
paraepiglottic tonsil
a collection of lymphoid tissue craniolateral to the epiglottic base.
pharyngeal tonsil
a collection of lymphoid tissue in the roof of the nasopharynx in pigs.
soft palate tonsil
lymphoid tissue within the soft palate; principal tonsils in pigs in which it forms twin smooth patches of mucosa.
tubal tonsil
the lymphoid tissue clustered close to the pharyngeal orifice of the auditory tube.
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Previous work (13) using MRI scanning in assessing lingual tonsil hypertrophy has been confined to its use for evaluating obstructive sleep apnoea.
This elucidated that the cause of the difficulty was lingual tonsil hypertrophy.
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Andrews SR, Mabey ME Tubular fiberoptic laryngoscope (WuScope) and lingual tonsil airway obstruction.
Lingual tonsil hypertrophy as a cause of dysphagia is unusual.
In light of the nonspecific symptoms and the difficulty encountered in examining the area, a high index of suspicion is necessary to adequately diagnose and treat dysphagia caused by lingual tonsil hypertrophy.
The patient then underwent an upper endoscopy, which revealed that the lingual tonsils were greatly enlarged and that there was a slight irregularity of the mucosa in the upper one-third of the esophagus.