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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the tonsils

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the tonsils: as, tonsillar arteries or follicles; tonsillar disease.


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  • Between the plica triangularis and the surface of the tonsil is a space known as the tonsillar sinus; in many cases, however, this sinus is obliterated by its walls becoming adherent.

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  • We here at The Atlantic grapple with all sorts of problems: matters glandular and jugular, animals crepuscular, extractions tonsillar, Mormons tabernacular, the politics of Simón Bolívar, diseases vascular, the arthritis of Renoir, Freddie Mercury in Zanzibar, my lost Wanderjahr, and polishing the samovar.

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  • I think the guidelines are a great collaboration between otolaryngologists, pediatricians and infectious disease experts to help standardize the care of children with tonsillar disease," said Dr. Jerry Schreibstein of the Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield, Mass."

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  • The tonsillar lymph glands which lie just behind the angle of the jaw externally are enlarged and tender.

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  • Somewhere between 40 and 75% of tongue and tonsillar cancers contain HPV16 DNA.

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  • Doctors and dentists are seeing increasing numbers of tonsillar and tongue cancers in young men and women, even as rates of other oral cancers and the use of tobacco, a factor typically associated with increased risk of oral cancer, have declined, and rates of oral sex have increased.

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  • Scientists testing tumor samples from Sweden's tumor registry in 2007 found that the rate of HPV DNA presence in tonsillar cancers increased from 23% in 1975 to 68% in 2002. 3.

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  • But arguing against boys being vaccinated against HPV because a male has a low risk for developing genital cancer due to HPV fails to also acknowledge that we still do not know what all maladies HPV causes, particularly ano-rectal carcinoma which some would argue is also “genital”,..., but perhaps more importantly, head and neck cancers, especially tonsillar carcinoma.

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  • On exam his throat is red without exudates or tonsillar hypertrophy; no cervical adenopathy no "swollen glands"; strep test negative.

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  • They are different in size and location from the tonsillar nodes, which are often enlarged in cases of strep throat.

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