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How can tonsil swelling indicate tonsil stones (tonsilloliths)?

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When collected debris hardens and a tonsil stone forms, inflammation from infection (if present) and the tonsil stone itself may cause a tonsil to swell or become larger.

From: Tonsil Stones (Tonsilloliths) WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Tonsils and Adenoids."

Ansai, T and Takehara, T. , Mar 2005; vol 198: pp 263-264. British Dental Journal

WebMD: " ." Tonsillitis Home Treatment

Texas Pediatric Surgical Associates: "Tonsils and Tonsillectomy."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Tonsils and Adenoids."

Ansai, T and Takehara, T. , Mar 2005; vol 198: pp 263-264. British Dental Journal

WebMD: " ." Tonsillitis Home Treatment

Texas Pediatric Surgical Associates: "Tonsils and Tonsillectomy."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

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