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Waldeyer's Tonsillar Ring: The Waldeyer's tonsillar ring is a ring of lymphatic tissue, called the tonsils, that encircles the back of the mouth and pharynx. The Waldeyer's tonsillar ring is a part of the immune system and protects the body from potential infection of invading pathogens into the respiratory system and the digestive system. It possibly plays a role in fighting pharyngeal infections and upper respiratory infections.
The tonsils of Waldeyer's tonsillar ring contain lymphocytes, and some types of tonsils contain tonsillar crypts. Waldeyer's tonsillar ring includes several different types of tonsils: the adenoids, tubal tonsils, lingual tonsils, and palatine tonsils. Conditions that can afflict Waldeyer's tonsillar ring include tonsillitis, tonsil hypertrophy, tonsilloliths, and pharyngeal cancer.
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