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Volume 7 Issue 9 (September, 2019)

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Evaluation of Tonsilloliths in adults with the help of Computed Tomography scan
Anshu Sood, Saurabh Tiwari

Background: Tonsilloliths are relatively uncommon calcified structures of lymphoid tissue. The present study was conducted to assess tonsilloliths in adults with the help of CT scan. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 86 cases of tonsilloliths of both genders. A thorough clinical examination was done in all patients. Patients underwent CT scan with the help of Toshiba CT scan machine.  Results: Out of 86 patients, males were 52 and females were 34. 1 tonsilloliths was seen in 32 patients, 2 in 39 and 3 in 15 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). <1 mm tonsilloliths was seen in 52 patients, 1-2 mm in 20 patients and 2-3 mm in 14 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that maximum number of tonsilloliths was seen in males and size less than 1mm was seen in majority cases.
Key words: Tonsilloliths, tonsillar abscess.

Received: 12 July, 2018                              Revised: 16 August, 2019                         Accepted: 18 August, 2019

Corresponding Author: Dr. Saurabh Tiwari, Consultant Radiologist, Private Practitioner

This article may be cited as: Sood A, Tiwari S. Evaluation of Tonsilloliths in adults with the help of Computed Tomography scan. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(9): 51-54.

 
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