DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20202233

A giant tonsillolith camouflaging as a peritonsillar abscess

Vikas Vijayan, Susan K. Sebastian, Abhijeet Raj, Priyanka S. Amar

Abstract


Giant tonsillolith is a rare clinical entity. We present the case of a 7 years old male who presented with sore throat and difficulty in swallowing. Right tonsil was bulging into the oropharynx with marked peritonsillar swelling and inflammation and a provisional diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess was made. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a large-sized tonsillolith on the right side. The patient underwent elective stone removal and tonsillectomy.


Keywords


Tonsillolith, Peritonsillar abscess, Chronic tonsillitis

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