Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 12

A Self Dislodged Giant Tonsillolith: A Case Report and Literature Review

AA Yaroko1*, MS Gobir2 and AM Kirfi3

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck, Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria
2Department of Surgery, Specialist Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: AA Yaroko, Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck, Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria.

Received: August 05, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020

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Abstract

  Tonsillolith, otherwise known as calculi of the tonsil is the deposition of calcium crystals in the crypts of the palatine tonsil. Dysphagia, odynophagia and referred otalgia are the characteristic features of large calcification whereas smaller ones are usually asymptomatic. We present a 35 years old male security officer with 2 years history of throat pain with right sided otalgia and 2 days history of self dislodged stone from the right tonsil.

Keywords: Tonsillolith; Throat Pain; Otalgia

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Citation

Citation: AA Yaroko., et al. “A Self Dislodged Giant Tonsillolith: A Case Report and Literature Review”. Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.12 (2020): 77-79.




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