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Chronic Tonsillitis: A Recent Histopathological Study

Wail Fayez Nasr, Samir S Sorour, Mohammed K Mobasher, Hesham R Abd El Aziz

Keywords : Chronic tonsillitis,Neutropenia,Tonsillomycosis

Citation Information : Nasr WF, Sorour SS, Mobasher MK, Aziz HR. Chronic Tonsillitis: A Recent Histopathological Study. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2016; 8 (1):1-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1214

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).



The aim of this study is to assess the incidence of tonsillomycosis in chronic tonsillitis on histopathological basis post-tonsillectomy in children.

Study design

Cohort study.

Level of evidence

Level II.


Ter tiary University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology.

Materials and methods

This study included 75 cases of children suffering from chronic tonsillitis (43 females and 32 males). On assessment of the clinical condition of the children with history taking, clinical examination, and preoperative investigation, post-tonsillectomy tonsils are placed in a separate container in 10% formol saline, and then are sent for histopathological examination using hematoxylin and eosin and periodic acid–Schiff (PAC).


The obtained result had 31.3% of tonsils (47/150) with histopathological evidence of fungal invasion of tonsillar tissue with immune reaction and the presence of chronic inflammatory cells. After statistical analysis of the collected crude data, we found that results have come in accordance with previous studies.


Tonsillomycosis is a cause of chronic tonsillitis. Haphazard use of antibiotics and dental caries has a significant predisposing role in tonsillomycosis. Neutropenia can be considered as an indicator for tonsillomycosis. It is considerable in hypertrophic tonsils.

How to cite this article

Nasr WF, Sorour SS, Mobasher MK, Abd El Aziz HR. Chronic Tonsillitis: A Recent Histopathological Study. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2016;8(1):1-5.

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