Case of the Week: Tonsiliths on CBCT

Being that I realized I need to update (and add) the interpretation pages as many of them don’t have CBCT examples or information. I thought I’d start with something I come across nearly every week – tonsiliths. This week I have two cases of tonsiliths seen on CBCT. Tonsiliths are […]

Case of the Week: Tonsiliths 2

This week is another CBCT case of calcifications, this time in the tonsils.  On CBCT images, these are seen on the axial views lateral to the airway and on coronal views medial to the ramus of the mandible.  They are well-defined irregular shaped radiopaque entities. They may be single or […]

Case of the Week: Tonsiliths

This week is showing a case of calcifications in the tonsillar crypts also known as tonsiliths.  Tonsiliths are incidental findings on pantomographs.  Tonsiliths clinically present as  yellow-white stones in the tonsillar crypts.  They range in size from millimeters to centimeters.  A few studies have linked tonsiliths with halitosis (bad breath).  […]