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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Tonsillolith - report of an unusual case
Author: Caldas, MP
Neves, EG
Manzi, FR
de Almeida, SM
Boscolo, FN
Haiter, F
Abstract: Tonsilloliths are rare concretions found in the tonsillar crypt. They are usually single and unilateral, but occasionally may be multiple or bilateral. This report describes a case of a 47-year-old woman whose radiography revealed one radiopaque image located in the right ramus of the mandible. The patient revealed a history of slight dysphagia, halitosis and swallowing pain with a foreign body sensation. Her medical history revealed a tonsillectomy when she was eight years old and the removal of the uvula because of sleep apnoea six years ago. Computer tomography showed a delimited and calcified oval image measuring 0.6 x 0.6 cm. The tonsillar concretion might have been formed because of a calcification of the lymphoid tissue. On the patient's request, surgical excision was not performed and she will be monitored due to the tendency of such lesions to grow.
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: British Dental Journal. Nature Publishing Group, v. 202, n. 5, n. 265, n. 267, 2007.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1038/bdj.2007.175
Date Issue: 2007
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