paratonsillar

paratonsillar

(păr″ă-tŏn′sĭl-ăr) [″ + L. tonsillaris, pert. to tonsil]
Near or about the tonsil.
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A duplex scan revealed a large heterogeneous non-vascular soft tissue mass which was confirmed on CT scan with significant paratonsillar and pharyngeal involvement.
The clinical data collected from the patients' medical records included their age, gender, concomitant respiratory symptoms (cough, sputum, rhinorrhea, pharyngeal injection, and paratonsillar hypertrophy), and intussusception.
The mass extends medially involving the paratonsillar region, laterally extends into infra temporal space.
The four causes listed were: (1) paratonsillar abscess; (2) posterior pharyngeal abeess; (3) vascular injury; and (4) thoracic aneurysm.