Tonsillar retention cysts are common and most often asymptomatic. The radiographic demonstration of a retention cyst in a symptomatic patient is reported. Emphasis should be placed on the oropharynx during barium swallow examinations in appropriately symptomatic patients. Tonsillar retention cysts should be included in the differential diagnosis of mass lesions in this area.
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Twigg, H.L., Kinnison, M.L. & Smirniotopoulos, J.G. Radiographic diagnosis of tonsillar cyst presenting as dysphagia. Gastrointest Radiol 6, 305–306 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01890273
- Oropharynx, abnormalities
- Tonsillar cyst