Definition: Calcifications in the tonsillar crypts.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Superimposed over the ramus and angle of the mandible on pantomographs.

Edge: Well-defined, smooth or irregular outline.

Shape: Round to irregular masses.

Internal: Radiopaque.

Other: May be unilateral or bilateral.

Number: May be single of multiple.


(bilateral with arrows)


(bilateral without arrows)

Tonsiliths – Bilateral

Tonsiliths – Left

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