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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Lymphangiomatous polyps generally present as a pale or pink pedunculated lesion attached to the palatine tonsil.
Based on the features described above, a diagnosis of hamartoma of palatine tonsil was made.
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.
7) However, Evans and Odom (9) reported a case of a 13-year-old girl with lymphangioma of the right palatine tonsil who had palpable lymph nodes in the right cervical region.
Different pattern of cytokine production and mRNA expression by lymphoid and non-lymphoid cells isolated from human palatine tonsil.
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).
9) in their study of histopathological findings of chronic tonsillitis in palatine tonsils concluded that slight to moderate lymphocytic infiltrations in surface epithelium, crypt abscess and or diffuse lymphocytic infiltrations were pathognomic of chronic tonsillitis.
09% of all oral biopsy specimens, and palatine tonsil involvement is extremely rare.
The majority of tonsillectomies carried out during the last half of the 20th century were performed with the "cold knife" technique; that is, by employing a Dean or Fisher knife and tonsil snare to remove the palatine tonsil from its fossa.
A case of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma arising from the palatine tonsil.
Although some sporadic cases of tonsillar schwannoma have been reported, to the best of our knowledge this is only the second case of a solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil to be reported in the English-language literature.