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Tonsillolith

Tonsilloliths


Presentation

  • Measurement of turbidity indicated total solids present in tonsillolith whereas measurement of electrical conductivity indicated concentration of salts and other chemical ions present in tonsillolith.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Diagnosis of giant tonsilloliths has been reported in sporadic case presentations. Tonsillolithiasis is asymptomatic. However, in cases of giant tonsilloliths, patients may complain of foreign body sensation, odynophagia or earache.[ajnr.org]
  • Here, we present a case of asymptomatic tonsillolith where the patient presented for a painful tooth in mandibular anterior region and was incidentally diagnosed as having with a large tonsillolith on right side of posterior mandible.[jiaomr.in]
  • We report an 8 year old boy who presented with recurrent bilateral earaches, paroxysms of coughing and regurgitating tiny yellowish-white foul smelling pellets.[indianpediatrics.net]
  • It is important to evaluate whether tonsilloliths are present on CT examination in patients with unknown causes of halitosis.[bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com]
Candidiasis
  • See also Oral candidiasis (thrush) - thick white or cream-colour deposits in the mouth References Treating Tonsil Stones - DrGreene.com Tsuneishi M, Yamamoto T, Kokeguchi S, Tamaki N, Fukui K, Watanabe T (2006).[wikidoc.org]
Localized Pain
  • Tonsilloliths often cause no problems and are an incidental finding on physical examination, but they can cause irritation, local pain, referred pain (to the ear), foreign body sensation, abscess and halitosis.[pediatriceducation.org]
Lymphadenopathy
  • There was no palpable neck lymphadenopathy. Haematological investigations were within normal parameters. Fig 1a Intraoperative view of left tonsillolith. Fig 1a Intraoperative view of left tonsillolith.[academic.oup.com]
Weakness
  • To progress, one needs to identify the areas of one's weakness and to strengthen them. It is well said that "happy beginning is half done" and it fits perfectly with JCDR.[jcdr.net]
Chronic Cough
  • Symptoms are usually non-specific such as sore throat, chronic cough or otalgia. A foreign body sensation may also exist in the back of throat with recurrent foul breath [2].[ijri.org]
  • Symptoms are usually non-specific such as sore throat, chronic cough, bad taste in the back of the throat, or otalgia. A foreign body sensation may also exist in the back of throat with recurrent foul breath ( halitosis ).[wikidoc.org]
Sleep Apnea
  • Apnea • Lingual Frenulectomy for Tongue Tie • Myringotomies • Pressure equalization tubes • Septoplasty • Parotidectomy • Hearing Loss • Tonsillectomy • Adenoidectomy • Tinnitus • Thyroidectomy • Parathyroid surgery[beachcitiesents.com]
Pertussis
  • The differential diagnoses considered at this point were convalescent pertussis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. His baseline investigations were normal and he did not respond to anti-reflux medications. Fig.1 Tonsil Stone.[indianpediatrics.net]
Dysgeusia
  • […] calcifications; small lesions are thus usually detected incidentally during panoramic radiographic examination. [10] Larger tonsilloliths can mimic abscesses or neoplasms and may have multiple symptoms including recurrent halitosis, sore throats, white debris, dysgeusia[jiaomr.in]
Heart Disease
  • CONTINUE SCROLLING OR CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE SLIDESHOW Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack See Slideshow[medicinenet.com]
Retinal Damage
  • This method potentially shows similar results to LTC while minimizing risks like airway fires, burns, and retinal damage. Tonsil Stone Prevention “Tonsil stones aren’t dangerous, but they can become uncomfortable if they are large,” says Dr.[share.upmc.com]
Small Head
  • How They Form Tonsils themselves look a little like small heads of broccoli, with many small cracks leading into the body of the tonsil. Tonsilloliths occur from the breakdown of bacteria and saliva deep in these fissures.[colgate.com]
Eruptions
  • On intra oral examination, erupted teeth were recorded as 16, 55, 14, 53, 12, 11, 21, 22, 24, 65, 26, 36, 75, 34, 32, 31, 41, 42, 43 and 44, 46 with normal intra oral findings.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Referred Otalgia
  • Symptoms include dysphagia, recurrent sore throat, foreign body sensation, or referred otalgia. Halitosis is thought to be due to anaerobic bacterial metabolic release of sulphur containing compounds.[academic.oup.com]
Ear Discharge
  • There was no fever, ear discharge, dysphagia or a history suggestive of asthma. His past medical history was uneventful except for having received two courses of empirical antibiotics for suspected otitis media.[indianpediatrics.net]
Tinnitus
  • Surgery • Nasal valve implants • Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implant • Sleep Apnea • Lingual Frenulectomy for Tongue Tie • Myringotomies • Pressure equalization tubes • Septoplasty • Parotidectomy • Hearing Loss • Tonsillectomy • Adenoidectomy • Tinnitus[beachcitiesents.com]
Grunting
  • Case Report An eight-year-old boy was referred to us by his family physician for recurrent bilateral earaches and self-limiting paroxysms of coughing and grunting for the last three months. He was apparently normal between the episodes.[indianpediatrics.net]

Treatment

  • Some treatments include: No treatment : If you’re not experiencing any symptoms, you may not need treatment at all. Salt water or mouthwash : Gargling these can help dislodge your tonsil stones.[share.upmc.com]
  • What is the treatment for tonsil stones (tonsilloliths)? Treatment is not necessarily needed if there are no symptoms.[patient.info]
  • Treatments Many tonsilloliths require no treatment. Larger ones can be removed by a doctor.[stclair.org]
  • As far as I know these stones don't cause damage by themselves so it's not such a common treatment. You may read more here: More discussions about tonsillolith[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Treatment for Tonsil Stones Typically, tonsilloliths are secreted and eliminated on their own without the need for treatment.[colgate.com]

Etiology

  • However, potentially more serious etiologies of tonsillar calcification, e.g. foreign bodies and neoplasm need to be excluded, although these entities will usually be easy to distinguish from simple tonsilloliths. Promoted articles (advertising)[radiopaedia.org]
  • The three cases described have similar calcifications and the past history did not identify the possible etiology.[scielo.isciii.es]

Epidemiology

  • […] trapped material from forming stones surgery Tonsillectomy may be indicated if bad breath due to tonsillar stones persists despite other measures home remedies This may include gargling with salt water or attempts to remove with a (sterile) cotton swab Epidemiology[blog.naver.com]
  • […] edit ] Tonsillectomy may be indicated if bad breath due to tonsillar stones persists despite other measures. [10] Home remedies [ edit ] This may include gargling with salt water or attempts to remove the tonsil stone with a (sterile) cotton swab. [5] Epidemiology[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • Giant tonsilloliths may often be mistaken for other oral maladies, including peritonsillar abscess, and tumours of the tonsil Pathophysiology The mechanism by which these calculi form is subject to debate, [1] though they appear to result from the accumulation[blog.naver.com]
  • A tonsillolith protrudes from the tonsil Large tonsillolith half exposed on tonsil Closeup of a tonsillolith Pathophysiology [ edit ] Low-power microscope magnification of a cross-section through one of the tonsillar crypts (running diagonally) as it[en.wikipedia.org]

Prevention

  • Can Tonsil Stones Be Prevented? There are certain things you can do to prevent tonsil stones from developing in the first place or coming back once they get removed.[ehr.wrshealth.com]
  • Here is a list of methods you can apply to prevent tonsil stones.[breathmd.com]
  • It is important to note, however, that you may not always be able to prevent their occurrence.[colgate.com]
  • Prevention Prevention methods include gargling with salt water, cider vinegar, dissolvable paracetamol or a non- alcohol -, non- sugar -based mouth wash.[wikidoc.org]
  • Prevention Prevention methods include gargling with salt water, cider vinegar, dissolvable paracetamol or a non-alcohol-, non-sugar-based mouth wash.[bionity.com]

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