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Papilloma Of Tonsil
Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral to, the vallecula. Tonsil stones are usually from actinomyces bacteria from the mouth that get into crypts in the tonsils and could spill into the vallecula. Normal swallowing should be able to clear the vallecula. ...Read more
Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?
Quick growing lesion: Red white or red and white lesions that are fast growing, usually painful and do not go away over time. These are the ones to be worried about. A normal infection shuld go down within 2 weeks. Cancer is going to either get bigger or not go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behind posterior tonsil pillars on each side are squishy tonsil like masses of tissue. Same colour and texture as palatine tonsils.
These are probably: just extensive expansions of the tonsillar organs themselves. If they are not causing trouble (swallowing, breathing, etc.) they are of no concern. Certainly seeing them would help to define them more clearly so you will need to see a health care professional locally to accomplish this. Make an appointment for reassurance soon. ...Read more
Several: There are several ways tonsil cancer can present and not everyone will have all signs/Symptoms. They can include: lump or ulcer/pain in the throat, neck mass, voice change, difficulty swallowing, and a deep earache. If you are concerned, please have your doctor check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bottom of left tonsil is 'ball like'? Bigger than the right tonsil. Large crypts on the upper portion of left tonsil, normal cbc, non smoker, lymphoma
Unlikely: Probably not, based on the limited information you provided; however, significant tonsillar asymmetry is sometimes an indication to rule out lymphoma. A consultation with your doctor or an ENT physician is recommended. They may advise to perform a tonsillectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Redness of the smal. 2 mms tonsil crypt, is almost blood red. The rest of tonsil is normal with slight irritation. Bad post nasal drip. Never smoked?
Maybe: Tonsil stones are just particles of food and mucous that have been pushed into the crypts or infolds of the tonsils during the act of swallowing. They are harmless and common. If the problem is associated with chronic pain, halitosis or infection then it may be worth it to you to undergo tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Standard: I searched the nih database over the last decade and found no breakthroughs. This is a difficult tumor that is slow-growing but generally unresponsive to chemotherapy, though surgery may be curative and radiation may give temporary control. See whether you can get into a study. ...Read more
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more