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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We describe a rare case of SFT arising from the left palatine tonsil in a 66-year-old Japanese woman.
12-13) Specifically, palatine tonsil (tonsillar crypt) and lingual tonsil squamous cell carcinomas are notorious for producing cystic metastases that are often solitary.
The rarity of our case is the presence of amelanotic melanoma in palatine tonsil.
The muscle density facilitates dissection of the palatine tonsil in the subcapsular plane.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the palatine tonsil is often evident clinically as a visible oropharyngeal mass that is sometimes detected on routine examination.
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.
Although some sporadic cases of tonsillar schwannoma have been reported, to the best of our knowledge this is only the second case of a solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil to be reported in the English-language literature.