Rigid 70 degree endoscopic view of tongue base region.
[T- lingual tonsils, U- uvula]
Flexible endoscopic view of tongue base region just above the velopharyngeal isthmus level. [T - lingual tonsils, SP - soft palate, E - epiglottis]
Another example of lingual tonsils (T) as seen by using distal chip flexible endoscope. [T - lingual tonsils, U - uvula, E - epiglottis]
Figure shows a resolving lingual tonsillitis (circles). Minute whitish exudates
are visible at its cypts. It presents with sorethroat and pain upon swallowing.
Another example of lingual tonsillitis.
Infected lingual tonsils as seen by using flexible endoscope. (E- epiglottis)
E - epiglottis, U - uvula, T - tonsil.
The intense white area represent the materials entrapped within he crypt.
Haemangioma Squamous cell carcinoma
Midline mass with intact mucosal covering.
Base of tongue tumour causing dysphagia and fishbone impaction
at right pyriform fossa (circle). T- tumour, L- larynx
Vallecula cust encroaching lingual surface of epiglottis.
This cyst had caused a lump sensation upon swallowing and became bigger due to infection. Thick mucopus extruded under pressure upon uncapping and suctioned. The remaining cyst wall was then removed. An antibiotic course and throat gargle was prescribed.