An Unusual Case of Early Stage Tonsillolith- A Case Report

  • Yukti Dobhal Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Paonta Sahib, H.P, India.
  • Sunny Sharma Registrar, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Indira Gandhi Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Amphalla, Jammu, J & K UT, India.
  • Ranjeeta Mehta Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Seema Dental College & Hospital, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India.
  • Ramandeep Singh Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, Baddi, H.P, India.
  • Aditi Sharma Jammu, J & K UT, India.
Keywords: Tonsillar Crypt, Dystrophic, Calcification, Dysphagia, Calcified Mass.

Abstract

Tonsilloliths are the calcifications within a tonsillar crypt. They primarily involve the palatine tonsils which are caused by dystrophic calcification as a result of chronic inflammation. They can be single and unilateral, but occasionally can be multiple or bilateral. Patients with tonsilloliths can occasionally be asymptomatic. This article represents a case of unilateral and asymptomatic tonsillolith which was found during a routine clinical examination. This report describes a case of a 25-year-old female with a history of slight dysphagia with a foreign body sensation.

Published
2021-03-23