palatine tonsil


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Related to palatine tonsil: pharyngeal tonsil, lingual tonsil

palatine tonsil

[′pal·ə‚tīn ′tän·səl]
(anatomy)
Either of a pair of almond-shaped aggregations of lymphoid tissue embedded between folds of tissue connecting the pharynx and posterior part of the tongue with the soft palate. Also known as faucial tonsil; tonsil.
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In this article, we report a case of SFT of the palatine tonsil, and we review the literature regarding the clinicopathologic characteristics related to patient outcomes.
13) In my own practice, when confronted with cystic nodal metastases with this characteristic, moderately poor differentiation, nonkeratinizing, or "basaloid" morphology, I suggest that the primary tumor is likely to be found in the palatine tonsil or base of tongue (lingual tonsil).
4) In 2002, Surwald et al reported the first case of solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil, which occurred in a 28-year-old white man in the United Kingdom.
The correlation between EBV viral load in the palatine tonsils of patients with recurrent tonsillitis and concurrent serum titers of VCA-lgG.
The palatine tonsils, found at the posterior aspect of the soft palate, and the lingual tonsils, seen at the base of the tongue anterior to the epiglottis, often enlarge during upper respiratory infections as well.
The proposed mechanism of benefit from the surgery is that it removes an important source of circulating pathogenic T cells generated in the palatine tonsils.
Palatine tonsils were enlarged [approximately equal to] 2x on 7 dpi.
Lymphoid changes of the nasopharyngeal and palatine tonsils that are indicative of human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Because of their similar structure to that of the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils have the propensity to develop infection in the same way.