palatine tonsil

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Related to palatine tonsil: pharyngeal tonsil, lingual 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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Cartilaginous Choristoma of Palatine Tonsil. Journal of Case Reports;
The muscle density facilitates dissection of the palatine tonsil in the subcapsular plane.
However, these cysts may present anywhere along the course of a second branchial fistula, which proceeds from the skin of the lateral neck, between the internal and external carotid arteries, and into the palatine tonsil. Therefore, a second branchial cleft cyst in part of the differential diagnosis of a parapharyngeal mass.
Lipoma of the palatine tonsil. J Formos Med Assoc 2007;106(8):673-5.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the palatine tonsil is often evident clinically as a visible oropharyngeal mass that is sometimes detected on routine examination.
A solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil. J Laryngol Otol 2002;116(12):1050-2.
On physical examination, a 1 x 1.5-cm cystic mass was observed in the upper pole of the left palatine tonsil (figure 1).
Computed tomography-positron emission tomography (CT-PET) with diagnostic CT of the neck demonstrated that the right palatine tonsil lesion had filled the tonsillar-lingual sulcus, extended to the level of the soft palate, and crossed the midline; the standard uptake value (SUV) of the mass was 56.
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. Tohoku J Exp Med 2002 Oct;198(2):133-40.
Although the head and neck region is a common location for benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors, neurofibromas of the oral cavity, pharynx, and palatine tonsil are extremely rare.
A 23-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of a slowly growing mass in the left palatine tonsil. On examination of her throat, we found that the left tonsil was unusually large.