A 43-year-old member asked:
can you get tonsil stones without having tonsils?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michele Richards answered
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: Tonsil stones form when mucus and food debris get stuck in crypts of tonsils, typically shouldn't occur if tonsils completely removed.
Answered on Aug 9, 2017
Dr. David Martin answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: No. Tonsils form in the crypts of the tonsils. No crypts, no tonsil stones. You can, however, get food stuck in scar tissue from tonsillectomy, which can lead to debris like a tonsil stone.
Answered on Nov 26, 2020
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