Adenoid Stones

Adenoids are lymphoid tissue in the back of throat behind the nose. The human mouth has three types of tonsils, the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils and the pharyngeal, or adenoids. The adenoids like tonsils can collect stones inside. Adenoid stones, also called adenoidoliths, are formed by calcified, partially hardened debris that collects in the […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Children: Indian Perspective

Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment Snoring and Obstructive Sleep apnea Syndrome in children is getting more common in India. More to do with affluence and resulting obesity makes the issue worse. Few decades ago I rarely used to see children with sleep apnea. Those days tonsillitis was the common cause for Tonsillectomy. Now the scenario has […]

Sore Throat and Diptheria

Case Report I saw this young Iranian girl who is a student in India with very severe sore throat, fever, malaise and difficulty to breathe. She took oral antibiotics but no avail. The Tonsils and pharyngeal wall were covered by thick membrane. Throat swab did not reveal any Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Full blood work was carried […]