Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 324--327

A giant tonsillolith: An incidental finding


Abhay S Kulkarni, Rajendra S Birangane, Abdullah Zakaria Kazi, Rashmi C Channe 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PDU Dental College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdullah Zakaria Kazi
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PDU Dental College, Solapur, Maharashtra
India

Tonsilloliths are infrequent calcified concretions that develop in tonsillar crypts within the parenchyma of the tonsils or surrounding it. They are typically single and unilateral, but rarely may be numerous or bilateral. Large tonsilloliths can mimic many conditions including abscesses or neoplasms. It is difficult to diagnose tonsilloliths unless there is a considered emphasis on thorough history taking, careful inspection, and a detailed characterization of the lesion through digital palpation. This may be further supplemented with investigations such as plain film radiography and/or 3D imaging. 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.


How to cite this article:
Kulkarni AS, Birangane RS, Kazi AZ, Channe RC. A giant tonsillolith: An incidental finding.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2018;30:324-327


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Kulkarni AS, Birangane RS, Kazi AZ, Channe RC. A giant tonsillolith: An incidental finding. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];30:324-327
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