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Safety and efficacy of pressure-assisted tissue-welding tonsillectomy: A preliminary evaluation

February 1, 2008  |  Randall G. Michel, MD, FACS, Bernard I. Weinstock, MD, and Kang Tsau, MD


We conducted a retrospective study of the safety and efficacy of a new pressure-assisted tissue-welding technology (ENTceps; Starion Instruments Corp.; Sunnyvale, Calif.) for total tonsillectomy, either alone or with adenoidectomy. The use of this instrument was compared in two...

Solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil: A case report

December 1, 2007  |  Kumar Madhumita, MS(ENT), Ajit Nambiar, MD(Path), and Parameswaran Prathapan, MS(ENT)


We present a rare case of a benign tumor of the tonsil in a 49-year-old woman. The tumor was excised in its entirety, and the patient's postoperative course was uneventful. No evidence of recurrence was detected during follow-up. Although some sporadic cases of tonsillar...

Unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with ipsilateral parapharyngeal space involvement: A case report

December 1, 2007  |  Scott L. Lee, MD, Ching Y. Lee, MD, PhD, Rami K. Batniji, MD, and Steven Silver, MD


We report a case of unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with extension into the ipsilateral parapharyngeal space, and we review the clinical, histologic, and radiographic findings of the case. The patient presented with a tonsillar mass that was confirmed on biopsy to be...

Comparison of Helicobacter pylori colonization on the tonsillar surface versus tonsillar core tissue as determined by the CLO test

August 1, 2007  | 

Bijan Khademi, MD;
Nika Niknejad, MD;
Behrooz Gandomi, MD;
Firoozeh Yeganeh, MD


Schwannoma of the tonsil

June 1, 2007  |  Byung-Joo Lee, MD, PhD; Soo-Geun Wang, MD, PhD; Jin-Choon Lee, MD, PhD; Il-Woo Lee, MD, PhD

Between 25 and 48% of schwannomas have been reported to occur in the head and neck region; the acoustic nerve is...

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil: A case report and literature review

April 1, 2007  |  Chad McDuffie, MD; Timothy S. Lian, MD; Joel Thibodeaux, MD

Bilateral peritonsillar abscesses: A challenging diagnosis

March 1, 2007  |  James T. Edinger, MD; Elias Y. Hilal, MD; Khurshed J. Dastur, MD

An outpatient medical treatment protocol for peritonsillar abscess

October 1, 2006  |  Roland H. Lamkin, MD, FACS; James Portt, PAC, MMS
Several surgical methods are used to treat peritonsillar abscess, but no protocol for outpatient medical...

Malignancy in asymmetrical but otherwise normal palatine tonsils

October 1, 2006  |  Adenike F. Oluwasanmi, FRCS; Stephen J. Wood, FRCS; David L. Baldwin, FRCS; Fabian Sipaul, MRCS
An abnormally large tonsil may be a sign of malignancy. We retrospectively analyzed the case files of 87...

The submucosal fish bone

August 1, 2006  |  Patrick M. Spielmann, MBChB, MRCS (Edin); Conroy Howson, FCS (SA) ORL

Parathyroid adenoma mimicking cervical recurrence on CT/PET fusion scan

February 1, 2006  |  Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Bilateral peritonsillar abscess revisited

December 1, 2005  |  Adnan Safdar, FRCS; Joseph P. Hughes, FRCS; Rory McConn Walsh, FRCS; Michael Walsh, FRCS
Bilateral peritonsillar abscess is uncommon. When it does occur, patients usually present with sore throat;...


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