A 32-year-old member asked:
what causes tonsillar crypts?
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Dr. Thomas Andrews answered
35 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Crypts and stones: Crypts in the tonsils can result from recurrent infections, chronic infection or can be a normal finding. It is important to put this exam finding together with signs or symptoms of infections (sore throat, fever, reddness) or the presence of tonsiliths (white or yellow concretions found in the crypts). If the crypts are trapping food or producing tonsiliths, see your doctor for and exam.
Answered on Nov 27, 2013
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