Are tonsils connected to tongue?
All people have tonsil tissue on the back of the tongue (lingual tonsils) that is different from what we normally think of as tonsils (palatine tonsils) that are located on the sides of the throat and seen when we open our mouths.
What is Waldeyer’s ring?
Waldeyer’s ring is the mucosa of the posterior oropharynx covering a bed of lymphatic tissue that aggregates to form the palatine, lingual, pharyngeal, and tubal tonsils.
What Innervates the lingual tonsil?
Nerve supply Lingual tonsils are innervated by tonsillar nerves from the tonsilar plexus, formed by the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.
Can tonsillitis affect your tongue?
These symptoms could be related to an infection of the tonsils or to other infections such as mononucleosis. A swollen tongue can also occur in an allergic reaction.
What tonsils are located at the back of the tongue?
Lingual tonsils are located on the posterior surface of the tongue, which also places them near the opening of the oral cavity into the pharynx.
How is lingual tonsil hypertrophy treated?
Treatment is usually conservative, avoiding airway irritants, and surgery is indicated when there is evidence of symptomatic airway obstruction. We present the case of a patient with unrecognized lingual tonsillar hypertrophy.
What is tubal tonsil?
Each tubal tonsil is located posterior to the opening of the Eustachian tube on the lateral wall of the nasopharynx. It is one of the four main tonsil groups forming Waldeyer’s tonsillar ring. This ring also includes the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils, and the adenoid.
What are tubal tonsils?
The tubal tonsils are also known as the tonsilla tubaria, eustachian tonsils, and Gerlach tonsils. They are found beneath the mucosa of the eustachian tube and the torus tubarius and within Rosenmüller fossa.