Tonsilloliths are calcified masses that develop within the thickness of the tonsils and other parapharyngeal soft tissues. They occur as a result of dystrophic calcifications due to chronic inflammation of the tonsils, mainly the palatine ones.
Panoramic radiographs may have a beneficial role in detecting palatine tonsilloliths sometimes connected to unpleasant symptoms such as non-specific chronic halitosis.
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J Contemp Dent Pract 2018 Oct 1;19(10):1284-1287. Epub 2018 Oct 1.
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
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