A giant tonsillolith: An incidental finding
The present case has been reported in the Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology.

A male patient aged 22 years presented with the chief complaint of pain in his lower front teeth region since 1 month. On intraoral examination there were deep proximal caries and root pieces associated with mandibular incisors and halitosis.

On further examination of the oral cavity and the oropharynx a small yellowish white raised area was observed near the distolingual aspect of third molar in the region of anterior faucial pillar on right side. On eliciting history, the patient informed about tonsillectomy performed 8 years ago because of repeated tonsillitis. The patient gave a 2-year history of halitosis.

With the provisional diagnosis of tonsillolith and differential diagnosis of ectopic supernumerary tooth and odontome were kept in mind. Radiography revealed a uniformly radiopaque mass, and had well-defined borders, in the right mandibular third molar region. It was removed using a small incision under local anesthesia.

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