Giant tonsillolith: a case report and review of literature

Hitesh Verma, Arjun Dass, Surinder K. Singhal, Nitin Gupta


We had a sixty years old male patient, who had one year history of foreign body sensation in throat and the history of odynophagia for the last ten days. The NCCT neck showed 3.08×2.28 cm homogenous calcified mass in left tonsillar fossa. The stone was removed and tonsillectomy was performed. Giant tonsillolith is a rare clinical entity. As per available literature, 54 cases of giant tonsilloliths have been reported and to the best of our knowledge, this is one of the largest tonsillolith in the world till date. 

Keywords: Tonsillolith, Oral cavity

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