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Persistent earache due to tonsillolith.

Indian Pediatrics 2012 Februrary
Tonsilloliths are rare dystrophic calcification formed as a result of chronic inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsilloliths tend to occur more commonly with increasing age and are relatively rare in children. We report a case of unilateral tonsilloliths in an eight-year-old boy, who presented with earaches and history of regurgitating tiny yellowish-white foul smelling pellets. The tonsilloliths were successfully removed under local anaesthesia following which the symptoms subsided.

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