palatine tonsil


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pal·a·tine ton·sil

[TA]
a large oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the oral pharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.
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pal·a·tine ton·sil

(pal'ă-tīn ton'sil) [TA]
A large, oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the oropharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.
Synonym(s): tonsilla palatina [TA] , tonsilla [TA] , faucial tonsil, tonsil (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pal·a·tine ton·sil

(pal'ă-tīn ton'sil) [TA]
Large oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in lateral wall of oral pharynx on either side between the pillars of the fauces.
Synonym(s): tonsil (2) , tonsilla palatina, tonsilla.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Breast carcinoma metastatic to the palatine tonsils. Conn Med 1987;51 (2):76-9.
We present a prospective study conducted between July 2015 and May 2017 in our institute Army Hospital Research and Referral of 30 Follow up Patients who underwent chemotherapy for lymphoma showing FDG Uptake with SUV max of 5.0 and above on PET scan in Palatine tonsils.
Relationship between nosological diagnosis and respiratory pattern Variables Categories Oral n(%) Nasal n(%) Value of p * Rhinitis Light 19(63.3%) 5(16.6%) 0.001 Moderate 7(23.3%) 2(6.6%) 0.005 Severe 2(6.6%) 0(0.0%) 0.005 Diagnosis of nasal Light 10(33.3%) 0(0.0%) 0.001 obstruction Moderate 12(40.0%) 0(0.0%) <0.001 (adenoid Severe 1(3.3%) 0(0.0%) 1.000 hypertrophy) Palatine Tonsil's Degree I 2(6.6%) 9(30.0%) 0.042 ** classification Degree II 14(46.6%) 14(46.6%) 1.000 ** Degree III 11(36.6%) 4(13.3%) 0.037 Degree IV 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) -- NASAL = nasal breathing patient group; ORAL = group of oral breathers.
To the best of our knowledge, there are only two cases of chondrolipoma in palatine tonsils reported in the literature.
The control group consisted of children who underwent cochlear implantation, in the absence of symptoms of adenotonsillar disease or hypertrophy, palatine tonsils graded [less than or equal to] 2 (both PT occupied 50% or less of the oropharynx width), and AD occupied 50% or less of the nasopharynx at endoscopy.
Solitary fibrous tumour with atypical histological features occurring in the palatine tonsil: an uncommon neoplasm in an uncommon site.
We described the case of a six-month-old infant presenting with acute onset respiratory distress due to a fast growing (or more likely congenital origin) hamartoma arising from the palatine tonsil. It is important to perform a thorough examination of the respiratory system, including a local examination of the oral cavity in any patient presenting with respiratory distress.
We found a great expansion of vascular and visceral branches from the external carotid nerve and its branches to the adjacent structures, especially in terms of nerve branches extended to the ascending pharyngeal artery and its branches to reach the palatine tonsil, pharynx and medial retropharyngeal lymph node.
TABLE 1: Number of tonsilloliths per palatine tonsil. Number of Number (%) tonsilloliths oftonsils 1 865 (54.7) 2 326 (20.6) 3 162 (10.2) 4 91 (5.8) 5 64 (4.0) >5 73 (4.6) Total 1581 (100) TABLE 2: Distribution of the size of palatine tonsilloliths.
The Table lists the 32 cases of lymphangioma of the palatine tonsil (31 previously reported cases and our case) reported in the English literature, including patient age and sex, presenting symptoms, lesion laterality, and size (greatest dimension).
Palatine tonsil is the organ of the first line of host defence against pathogenic agents, but also a place with recurrent chronic inflammatory processes and controversies in treatment.
The rarity of our case is the presence of amelanotic melanoma in palatine tonsil. This localization has never been reported in literature for amelanotic melanomas and only four cases were found for pigmented melanomas.