IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Bilateral Tonsillolith – An incidental finding

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Author Details: Asha ML, Priyanka Baswaraj Lasune, Chaitanya Redy, Lekshmy J, Rajaratnam, Mahesh Kumar

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 113

Article End Page : 114


A calcified mass within the tonsil is called as Tonsillolith and it is a relatively rare entity commonly found in the tonsillar crypt. They are usually single and unilateral, but occasionally may be multiple or bilateral. This report describes a case of 54 year-old man whose radiography revealed a cluster of multiple small ill-defined radiopacities ranging from 0.2 to 0.5 cm in diameter overlapping on both the right and left ramus of the mandible. The patient was asymptomatic, but he was having mild halitosis since 6 month. As the patient was not willing for surgery, he will be monitored due to the tendency of such lesions to grow.