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The lingual tonsils, which are a component of the Waldeyer ring, are located in the base of tongue between the circumvallate papillae and the epiglottis.1The lingual tonsils are separated by the central glossoepiglottidean ligament and rest on a bed of fibrous tissue.1Lingual tonsillar hypertrophy/hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the base of tongue (HBT) are terms that are often used to describe enlargement of this segment of lymphatic tissue.
Radiology Quiz Case 3: Diagnosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(6):633-634. doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.83-b