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Synonyms for tonsil

either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx

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Those latter two cancer types can frequently be traced to the pockets within the tonsils.
found HPV encased in biofilm inside pockets on the tonsil surface, called tonsil crypts, which is where the HPV-related head and neck cancers often originate.
Surgical removal of the lesion is claimed to be curative for lymphomatous polyps and other benign neoplastic or non-neoplastic lesions of the palatine tonsils (8).
4) Considering the rarity of the lesion, especially in children, we report a case of hamartoma of the palatine tonsil in a six-month-old infant.
Sometimes the tonsils can also become very large and cause a narrowing of the airways which can cause breathing difficulties, resulting in snoring and/or "raspy" breathing sounds.
The medial surface of the tonsil is made up of multiple tonsillar crypts varying from 8-20 in number.
Inflated tonsils are only a sign of the defence mechanism getting activated to fight infection.
If chronically enlarged tonsils and adenoids are interfering with a child's sleep, resulting in chronic tiredness and other effects, then an adenotonsillectomy may be worth considering.
Every year, thousands of surgeries are performed to remove tonsils, and the tissue is discarded.
Tonsils are a pair of lymphoid tissues and are part of the immune sysA[degrees]tem.
A large majority of children are prone to sore throat and enlarged tonsils, especially with the changes in weather and climate.
PRINCE Charles used to carry his tonsils around in a jar as a child, after having them removed because of frequent bouts of tonsillitis.
While a score of 0 indicate tonsils not extending beyond the pillars, and not obstructing the airway, scores 1+ to 4+ show tonsils that extend and obstruct airway, 1+, 0% to 25%; 2+, 25% to 50%; 3+, 50% to 75%; and 4+, 75% to 100% respectively.
Childrens are separated into two groups including the ones that have grade 1-2 and grade 3-4 tonsil size, +1 difference between two tonsils was accepted as tonsillar asymmetry.
The size of the tonsils doesn't really make much difference to whether a child will develop tonsillitis.