The tonsils (palatine tonsils) are two oval-shaped delicate tissue masses situated at the back of the throat (pharynx). Every tonsil is formed out of tissue-like lymph nodes, covered by pink mucosa (like the adjoining mouth lining). Going through the mucosa of every tonsil are pits, called crypts.
The tonsils are a vital part of the lymphatic framework, which assists with battling infections. Nonetheless, removal of the tonsils doesn’t make a person more susceptible to disease. Tonsils differ broadly in size and swell due to infections.