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.
Forrest JV, Lester PD. Roentgenographic Evaluation in Lingual Tonsillitis. Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(6):482–483. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010496012
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