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June 1973

Roentgenographic Evaluation in Lingual Tonsillitis

Author Affiliations

St. Louis; Salt Lake City
From the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis (Dr. Forrest) and the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City (Dr. Lester).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(6):482-483. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010496012

A case of lingual tonsillitis in which the diagnosis was first suggested roentgenographically is presented. The base of the tongue should always be examined on lateral soft-tissue roentgenograms of the neck, especially in those patients complaining of a sore throat, to evaluate for this elusive cause of pain and dysphagia.

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