Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Diagrams / tables | Case reports | Microscopic (histologic) images
Cite this page: Thakral C. Lingual tonsil. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitylingualtonsil.html. Accessed August 12th, 2020.
Definition / general
- Red papules or nodules at lateral tongue base containing lymphoid tissue
- Fairly common and may be biopsied to rule out lymphoma
- Hypertrophic lingual tonsils may be associated with cough (West J Med 1986;144:229)
- 19 year old woman with complicated airway due to lingual tonsil hypertrophy (Anesth Prog 2012;59:82)