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Conditions Associated with Enlargement of the Lingual Tonsil

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Tonsil-like lymphoid tissue may be present in the base of the tongue. Normally the lymphoid tissue is ill-defined and present in small masses a few millimeters in diameter. This tissue may become enlarged for a number of reasons, causing problems for the patient.

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