palatine tonsil

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Noun1.palatine tonsil - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynxpalatine tonsil - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
nasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
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In the study on 62 palatine tonsils and 77 pharyngeal tonsils in 77 children [23], 17 palatine tonsils in 14 children were RUT positive and H.
[3] In normal head and neck structures, 18F-FDG uptake is usually seen in the palatine tonsils, soft palate, and lingual tonsils.
A study of 142 oral ventilators of both genders, aged two to 16 years, in the Otorhinolaryngology Outpatient Clinic of the Clinical Hospital of the University of Sao Paulo, found that 66 (46.5%) of the patients had palatine tonsils degrees III and IV, Brodsky's rank (11).
Tonsillitis is an infection of the palatine tonsils that occurs mostly in children and young adults, and recurrent tonsillitis is among the most common childhood diseases.
It forms part of Waldeyer's ring which comprises of lymphoid tissue of palatine tonsils, lingual tonsils, posterior pharyngeal wall tonsils and adenoids.
To the best of our knowledge, there are only two cases of chondrolipoma in palatine tonsils reported in the literature.
In the Western population, 5%-10% of all cases of primary or secondary NHL occur in the Waldeyer's ring, which invloves the palatine tonsils, lymphoid tissue of the nasopharynx, soft palate, and base of the tongue.
Although the exact etiology is unclear, it is believed that a streptococcal trigger residing in the palatine tonsils might activate T cells in the skin through molecular mimicry.
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.
As a part of Waldeyer's ring, the palatine tonsils are related to the mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue (MALT) and play an important role in nasopharyngeal immunity particularly in children.
Enlargement of palatine tonsils and bilateral hypodense masses with thick rim enhancement.