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  • noun

Synonyms for tonsil

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

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If you don't secrete enough saliva to wash food and bacteria away, this may trigger the development of tonsil stones or exacerbate them.
This research suggests that there is a changing etiology for nasopharyngeal cancer in the North American population that may mirror the HPV-positive epidemic of tonsil cancer," said study author Dr.
Diagnostic tonsillectomy is indicated in children with asymmetrically enlarged tonsils associated with constitutional symptoms, cervical lymphadenopathy rapid tonsil enlargement or significant tonsillar asymmetry.
Routine tonsil surgery was restarted in England nearly 12 months ago but the ban remained in Wales until February this year.
As the tissue heals it shrinks, reducing the size of the tonsil, whilst leaving the surface intact and reducing postoperative discomfort.
As you get older your tonsils diminish in size and are less likely to get inflamed.
Christopher Fegan, a consultant haematologist who carried out the survey, said bone marrow examinations are about ten times more common than tonsil and adenoid operations.
Children should not have a tonsillectomy because they need their tonsils to prevent infections.
More 30 different treatments are tried, including: tonsil extraction, x-rays, anti-allergy injections, vasodilators and anticoagulants (to increase blood flow), psychiatry, massage, vitamins, special diets
Although many disorders are associated with a comparatively high incidence of paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes, only a few cases have been associated with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tonsil.
Their likelihood of suffering an attack was compared with that of randomly chosen "controls" who had not undergone tonsil or appendix operations.
11) tekrarlayan tonsillit nedeniyle tonsillektomi olmus cocuklarin tonsil dokusunda EBV DNA'yi %75 pozitif saptamislar ve bu olgularin serum VCA IgG duzeyi ile tonsil dokusundaki EBV DNA pozitifligi arasinda istatistiksel olarak anlamli bir iliski bulamamislardir.
Summarizing the symposium and covering both basic and clinical research on the topic, the papers address immunology and mucosal defense systems; bacteriology and virology; mucosal vaccines for upper airway infections; mucosa-associated and nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue; clinical manifests and pathogenesis of tonsil-related diseases such as IgA nephropathy, palmoplantal pustulosis, reactive arthritis diseases, and others; the association of tonsils with otitis media; allergic diseases in the upper airways; obstructive sleep apnea; and medical and surgical treatments for tonsil diseases.
THE NHS is putting patients at risk of serious illness by carrying out too few tonsil operations in a bid to save cash, an expert has claimed.
chosen "controls" who had not undergone tonsil or appendix operations.