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Vol 9, No 2 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-08-25
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Tumour of palatine tonsil as a medical and social problem — a case report

Sebastian Turek, Bogdan Kolebacz, Tatiana Pietrzyńska, Jakub Mazur, Ewa Podwińska
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(2):61-63.

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Vol 9, No 2 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-08-25

Abstract


Hyperplastic lesions of oral cavity and throat, despite being relatively accessible in the objective examination, are often discovered accidentally, at the level of considerable clinical advances. The majority of hyperplastic lesions in this area has its source in palatal tonsils, and mostly applies to smokers or people abusing alcohol.
The authors present a clinical case of a patient who admitted extreme sanitary neglects and draw attention to the problems of prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as to widely understood social aspects. Worth emphasizing are: the role of a family physician, organization and efficiency of a general medical care, social care and the availability of palliative care.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 2: 61–64

Abstract


Hyperplastic lesions of oral cavity and throat, despite being relatively accessible in the objective examination, are often discovered accidentally, at the level of considerable clinical advances. The majority of hyperplastic lesions in this area has its source in palatal tonsils, and mostly applies to smokers or people abusing alcohol.
The authors present a clinical case of a patient who admitted extreme sanitary neglects and draw attention to the problems of prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as to widely understood social aspects. Worth emphasizing are: the role of a family physician, organization and efficiency of a general medical care, social care and the availability of palliative care.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 2: 61–64
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Keywords

tumour of palatine tonsil; social and medical problems

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Title

Tumour of palatine tonsil as a medical and social problem — a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2010)

Pages

61-63

Published online

2010-08-25

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(2):61-63.

Keywords

tumour of palatine tonsil
social and medical problems

Authors

Sebastian Turek
Bogdan Kolebacz
Tatiana Pietrzyńska
Jakub Mazur
Ewa Podwińska

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