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Luschka's tonsils

Alternative eponyms

  • Luschka's gland
  • Luschkas Steissdrüsse (German)
  • Luschka's body
  • Luschka's ganglion

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A collection of more or less closely aggregated lymphoid nodules on the posterior wall of the roof of the nasopharynx.

Description

A collection of more or less closely aggregated lymphoid nodules on the posterior wall of the roof of the nasopharynx. It is about 2.5 mm. in diameter and is irregularly oval in shape; several smaller nodules are found around or near the main mass.

Bibliography

  • J. W. Thomson Walker:
    Über die menschliche Steissdrüse.
    Archiv für mikroskopische Anatomie und Entwickelungsgeschichte, 1904, Band 64.

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