Immunology of tonsils and adenoids: everything the ENT surgeon needs to know.

Abstract

The lymphoid tissue of Waldeyer's ring, and particularly the nasopharyngeal tonsil (adenoids), appears to be functionally comparable to nasal-associated lymphoid tissue in rodents. Antigen-stimulated lymphoid follicles give rise to: (a) clonal B-cell expansion; (b) B-cell receptor affinity maturation; (c) positive selection of B cells according to receptor… (More)

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