palatine tonsil


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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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Metastatic gallbladder carcinoma of the palatine tonsil. J Laryngol Otol 1989;103(2):211-13.
Schwannoma of the palatine tonsil. J Laryngol Otol 2005; 119:570-2.
[3] In normal head and neck structures, 18F-FDG uptake is usually seen in the palatine tonsils, soft palate, and lingual tonsils.
A statistically significant relationship was found with mild allergic rhinitis and oral breathing, as well as for moderate nasal obstruction and grade III palatine tonsil.
Unilateral lymphangiomatous polyp of the palatine tonsil in a very young child: a clinicopathologic case report.
Inclusion criteria were the presence of sleep apnea, tonsillar hypertrophy grade [greater than or equal to] 3 (both palatine tonsils (PT) occupied 50% or more of the oropharynx width), and the adenoid (AD) occupied 70% or more of the nasopharynx at endoscopy.
Keywords: Differential diagnosis, palatine tonsil, solitary fibrous tumour.
Based on the features described above, a diagnosis of hamartoma of palatine tonsil was made.
The specialised structure of crypt epithelium in the human palatine tonsil and its functional significance.
Tonsillar branch: A branch originated from the ascending pharyngeal plexus accompanying the tonsillar branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery to the palatine tonsil (Fig.
(4) The palatine tonsil is a far less common site for the development of lymphangioma and has rarely been reported in the literature.