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Lingual tonsil abscess with parapharyngeal extension: A case report

September 18, 2014  |  Andrew M. Coughlin, MD; Reginald F. Baugh, MD; Harold S. Pine, MD

Abstract

Lingual tonsil abscess is a rare disorder previously reported only once in the English literature. Because of their similar structure to that of the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils have the propensity to develop infection in the same way. The progression of infection,...

Stylohyoid syndrome, also known as Eagle syndrome: An uncommon cause of facial pain

September 18, 2014  |  Erin L. Werhun, MD; Mandy C. Weidenhaft, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Harold Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Eagle syndrome is often a diagnosis of exclusion after other etiologies of pain are thoroughly investigated, and it can be determined via a physical examination and characteristic radiographic findings.

Case report: Paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil

October 24, 2013  |  Jeffrey R. Janus, MD; Sivakumar Chinnadurai, MD; Eric J. Moore, MD

Abstract

Paraneoplastic syndromes include a variety of disorders that affect the neurologic, endocrine, mucocutaneous, hematologic, and other systems as a result of neoplastic disease. Although their presentations vary, syndromes occur when tumor antigens exhibit cross-reactivity to...

Tonsillar Kaposi sarcoma in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis on immunosuppressive therapy

July 22, 2013  |  Nabeel Al-Brahim, FRCPC; Ashraf H. Zaki, MD; Khaled El-Merhi, MD; Mahmoud S. Ahmad, MD

Abstract

Kaposi sarcoma is a malignant vascular neoplasm uncommonly seen in immunosuppressed patients. Herein we report an unusual case of tonsillar Kaposi sarcoma in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis treated with prednisolone and cyclosporine. The patient presented after 10...

Tonsillitis with acute myeloid leukemia: A case series for caution

April 18, 2013  |  Jagdeep S. Thakur, MS; N.K. Mohindroo, MS, DLO; D.R. Sharma, MS; Shobha Mohindroo, MD; Anamika Thakur, MD

Abstract

Worldwide, tonsillitis is very common. The most common etiology is cross-infection with bacteria and viruses. These cases are managed with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs without any further investigation because the diagnosis is based on simple clinical examination....

A prospective study of parents' compliance with their child's prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy

March 25, 2013  |  Paul Lennon, MB BCh BAO, MRCS; Mohamed Amin, FRCSI; Michael P. Colreavy, FRCS(ORL)

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to assess how well parents ensured that their children received their prescribed analgesia following tonsillectomy. Our study was based on 69 cases of tonsillectomy that were carried out at our tertiary pediatric care center. Postoperatively,...

Does tonsillectomy affect the outcome of drug treatment for the eradication of gastric H pylori infection? A pilot study

March 25, 2013  |  Ozan Seymen Sezen, MD; Utku Kubilay, MD; Yusuf Erzin, MD; Murat Tuncer, MD; Seref Unver, MD

Abstract

Eradication of Helicobacter pylori, which is associated with diverse gastroduodenal pathologies of varying severity, is sometimes challenging. We conducted a prospective study to determine the effect of tonsillectomy on the eradication of H pylori from the...

Rapidly developing iatrogenic hyponatremia in a child following tonsillectomy

November 1, 2012  |  Umit Taskin, MD; Omer Binay, MD; Cigdem Binay, MD; Ozgur Yigit, MD

Abstract

Hyponatremia develops as a result of the inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone. In rare cases, it develops as an iatrogenic complication. For example, acute iatrogenic post-tonsillectomy hyponatremia has been described in children following the infusion of hypo- or...

Paraganglioma of the palatine tonsil

August 10, 2012  |  Joshua I. Warrick, MD; David S. Brink, MD; Ronald B. Mitchell, MD

Abstract

Paragangliomas of the head and neck are rare. We describe the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with an enlarged right palatine tonsil (grade 4). After a bilateral tonsillectomy, microscopic examination of the right tonsillar tissue revealed well-...

Utility of preoperative hematologic screening for pediatric adenotonsillectomy

August 10, 2012  |  Yekaterina A. Koshkareva, MD; Michael Cohen, MD; John P. Gaughan, PhD; Vincent Callanan, MD; Wasyl Szeremeta, MD

Abstract

We conducted a 3-year retrospective study to examine the results of preoperative 
hematologic screening, the incidence of postoperative bleeding, and the possible 
relationship between the two factors in patients who had undergone tonsillectomy 
with or...
      

Coblation cryptolysis to treat tonsil stones: A retrospective case series

June 4, 2012  |  Christopher Y. Chang, MD; Richard Thrasher, MD

Abstract

We introduce a novel and potentially effective approach in the treatment of tonsil stones using Coblation technology. A retrospective pilot case series was performed demonstrating the effectiveness of a technique that we call Coblation tonsil...

Is routine analysis of pediatric tonsillectomy specimens worth the money?

May 1, 2012  |  Marc C. Thorne, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

Although gross pathologic analysis may seem like a good alternative to examining every specimen microscopically, from the point of view of cost-effectiveness, it is the worst option and is quite unlikely to identify significant pathology.

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