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can a cancerous tonsil look cryptic?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What do you mean: By "cryptic". Cancer of the tonsil usually results in a mass or enlargement of the tonsil.
Answered on Nov 8, 2012
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Dr. Laurentia Nodit
26 years experience Pathology
If by "cryptic" you mean occult/hidden yes - cancer in a tonsil can be difficult to detect sometimes requiring deep biopsies or resection for definitive characterization. See http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lary.20017/abstract
Nov 8, 2012

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