Recurrent unilateral tonsillitis secondary to a penetrating foreign body in the tonsil

J Laryngol Otol. 1998 Jun;112(6):584. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100141167.


We report a case of an impacted foreign body in the tonsil presenting as recurrent unilateral tonsillitis. A completely embedded foreign body should be considered in cases of recurrent unilateral tonsillitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies*
  • Humans
  • Palatine Tonsil*
  • Recurrence
  • Tonsillitis / etiology*