volume 242, issue 1, P53-56 1985
DOI: 10.1007/bf00464406
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Abstract: By using the 133Xe clearance technique, we measured the blood flow to the human palatine tonsil in 10 normal volunteers, 11 patients with chronic tonsillitis, and 11 with hypertrophic tonsils. We found that the mean blood flow was 30.08 +/- 5.39 ml/ 100 g per min in normal tonsils, 17.06 +/- 3.72 in chronic tonsillitis and 49.50 +/- 9.30 in hypertrophic tonsils. Our results show a statistically significant decrease in blood flow in chronic tonsillitis (P less than 0.01) and a significant increase in hypertroph…

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